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Jeita Grotto

20 km north of Beirut, Jitta, Lebanon
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Ranked #1 of 1 attractions in Jitta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Caverns/ Caves, Geologic Formations
Description: Magnificent underground caverns can be explored by boat and on foot.
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Jeita Grotto is amazing!! My breath was taken away walking the Grotto, as I felt like I was I in a movie! If in the area of Zouk this is a must see!!

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Travel from Libya to Lebanon through Syria to visit Beirut the from Naoora resort by taxi to Jeita Grotto it was on Feb 2001. Jeita Grotto was discovered hundreds of years ago the upper part of the cave built for walk while the lower part by boat where the beauty of the cave and the stunning of the agriculture. Jeita... More

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Baghdad, Iraq
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Our guide told as that JEITA Grotto Discovered before more than 100 ! ! !, and he was so right in that part, what made it even more amazing that with the wonder we had while was walking the Upper Part of the Grotto (By Feet) and the Lower Part of it (Bu Boat) is that it had total length... More

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Rostov-on-Don, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Beauty caves will not leave you indifferent. Huge rooms, a large number of stalactites and stalagmites - all excellent. Beautiful lighting. One and a big minus - are not allowed to take pictures, but because you want to keep the memory piece of this place!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The Jeita Grotto of Lebanon is a bit of a mystery to me before I went. I have never heard of it before coming to Lebanon (for a friend's wedding), and there are hardly any photos of the site on the internet (revealed in due course as cameras and bags are not allowed inside the grottos). So I went along... More

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Tver, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

An absolute must see in Lebanon! Massive, very scenic. Temperature inside was around 22 degrees Celsius (should be similar for most periods of the year), so no special warm clothing is required inside. Only about 500 meters of a 9 km cave system are publicly available, leaving your in thoughts about the rest of it once you leave..

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Jeita Grotto was discovered since 1836, it's 9 km length. It is considered in top 10 wonders of the World. A must see grotto. Naturally carved sculptures. Boat ride inside the cave, with magnificent views & formations. The camera is not always accept it because of the Flasher in it, it may affect the sculptures

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Brisbane Oz
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

What a fantastic place to visit whilst in Lebanon. Your ticket price of LL 18,150 (about $12.80 AUD) includes a ride up in a cable car, entry to both grottos, a train ride and entry to the projection theatre. The lower grotto closes for a couple of days in winter when the water level is too high. When entering the... More

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

If you happen to find yourself in Lebanon on business or pleasure, this is a must do. The grotto is only 30 minutes or so outside of Beirut and is one of the more breathtaking things I've ever seen. As you walk along the upper grotto you keep thinking the cavern will come to and end only to turn the... More

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Naturally carved sculptures. Must visit. Little expensive for food and beverages. 30 to 45 minutes from Beirut.

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