Do you love exploring natural beauty? You’ll love this list of the ten best waterfalls in Lebanon!
Lebanon is filled to the brim with breathtaking sceneries. If you’re a fan of unique sights, you’ll probably love to visit Lebanon. Its waterfalls attract people from all over the world with their sparkling beauty.
So, what are the names of the ten best waterfalls in Lebanon? Let’s find out!
1. Jezzine Waterfall
Ranked the fifth highest in the world, the Jezzine Waterfall will steal your breath away up close. Its water sprays a long distance, and its impressive height makes it a perfect place to spend an adventurous day out.
There are also many restaurants and a park close to it so that you can fill your day with lots of activities.
2. Afqa Waterfall
This breathtaking waterfall is the source of many myths and lore, the most popular of which is that the Greek hero Adonis was born at their foot and died there too. Located at a 1200 metre elevation, This waterfall provides great views for people interested in nature and history.
3. Balou Bala
If you’ve recently been researching Lebanese waterfalls, there’s a good chance that you’ve come across this one. It’s a great giant of a waterfall with a layer of three bridges that provide amazing views at all levels.
Make sure to schedule your visit in the spring, so you make the most of the gushing waterfall.
4. Ouyoun El Samak
If you want to enjoy a pleasant hiking experience along with a lush waterfall, the Ouyuon El Samak is just the place to go. Drop by the Chalal Seher Al Tabiaa Restaurant for a bite of great food and spectacular views of the waterfall and the bridges.
5. Wadi Qannoubine
Pay attention because this one is a UNESCO World Heritage Site! Located at a height of 1500 metres, this waterfall results from the ice melting on Mount Mekmel. Enjoy the insanely lush greenery and the jaw-dropping views surrounding the Cedars of God by visiting Wadi Qannoubine.
If you want a lowkey outing but still want to see a waterful, Sirjbal might be the thing for you. It’s a small waterfall surrounded by fresh greenery and lots of fun places to picnic, which you can utilise to take pictures in.
It is located in a small village that is equal parts cosy and welcoming.
7. Kfarhelda Waterfall
This large waterfall acts as a source for the Joz river, and some farmers also use the water to help their agriculture. It has another smaller waterfall stemming from it so that you can see it as a double treat. The water is fresh, and the sprays can be felt from above the foliage, so your trek to the waterfall will be quite a pleasant one.
8. Yahchouch Waterfalls
These waterfalls are located a little over thirty kilometres away from Beirut in the Ibrahim River Valley. It is a picturesque location with lots of lush greenery and paths to walk on. So, if you want to take a romantic walk with your partner, Yahchouch Waterfall is the place to go. The rushing water, pleasant scenery and gorgeous foliage there cannot be found elsewhere.
The calm waters of the Baakline Waterfall are very different from the other energetic waterfalls. Its azure colours and calming scenery make Baakline a perfect place for an outdoorsy day. Hike the nearby paths or have a picnic in the vicinity for the best time ever.
You may not have heard of this waterfall a lot, but its charming nature makes it a must-visit among Lebanon’s many waterfalls. It’s smaller than the other ones on the list, but the waterfalls and surrounding foliage make it look like something out of a dream.
So, how many of these are you ready to cross off your list? Let us know!
- Article based on personal opinion, experience and research.
- Photos from Unsplash & canva.