Jeita Grotto is not one of seven nature wonders of the world


The results of the final polls for the world’s new seven wonders of nature were announced at 19:07 GMT and unfortunately for Lebanon Jeita Grotto is not one of them.

The new seven wonders of nature were announced in alphabetical order as follows:

AMAZON ( Brazil)

HALONG BAY (Vietnam)

IGUAZU FALLS ( Argentina)


KOMODO (Indonesia)


TABLE MOUNTAIN ( South Africa)

Swiss foundation New 7 Wonders of Nature organized a world-wide poll in which anyone in the world could vote via telephone, text messages or Internet social networks for their favorite sites

Lebanon’s Jeita Grotto was among the top 10 finalists according to poll results five days before voting ended.

Jeita Grotto, an almost 10-kilometre cave system, was discovered in 1836 when an American clergyman stumbled upon the lower chamber. The discovery led to further exploration and the opening of sections of the site to visitors by the late 1950s.

Founded in 2001 by Bernard Weber in Zurich, the foundation New7Wonders is based on the same principle on which the seven ancient wonders of the world were established by Philon de Byzance in ancient Greece.