Jeita Grotto: Final Phase in the New 7 Wonders

Lebanon’s Jeita Grotto has reached the final phase in the contest of the “New 7 Wonders” of the world, and was selected between the remaining 28 natural historic sites, where only 7 of them will be selected as the “New 7 Wonders” of the world.

Jeita Grotto is the  is a compound of crystallized caves in Lebanon located 20 km north of Beirut in the Valley of Nahr al-Kalb (Dog River). This grotto is made up of two limestone caves, upper galleries and a lower cave through which a 6230 m long river runs.

Geologically, the caves provide a tunnel or escape route for the underground river. In this cave and galleries, the action of water in the limestone has created cathedral-like vaults full of various sizes, colors and shapes of stalactites and stalagmites, majestic curtains and fantastic rock formations. The total length of the cave is more than 9000 m and there is one among the biggest stalactites in the world hanging 8,20 m. The grotto accommodates a huge hall with a distance of 108 m from the ceiling till the water level.

We hope that each one of you will put the effort between family members, friends and colleagues in order to get the maximum numbers of votes to make Jieta the New “7 Wonders” of the world.