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Jeita Grotto
Lebanon

Situated some 20km north of Beirut, the Jeita Grotto ranks among the world’s most splendid caves.

It is a finalist of the New 7 Wonders of Nature competition.

With over 500000 visitors a year, it is Lebanon's number top tourist destination.

Copyright: Melkan Bassil
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Uploaded: 14/06/2010
Updated: 18/09/2014
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Tags: new 7 wonders of nature; caves; lebanon; nature; grottes; grotto; stalactic; stalagmit; tourism; speleology
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