9 Lakes And Rivers In Lebanon To Cool Down In This Summer Heat

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This summer has been really hot, like really, really hot. One of the ways to cool down is by looking for natural gems like lakes and rivers where you can swim, relax, and enjoy nature all at once.

As the sun’s rays beat down relentlessly on Lebanon’s diverse terrain, these lakes and rivers provide relief from the sweltering heat. Here is a list of some of them where you should spend the day.

Chouwen Lake

Lake Chouwen is a natural gem nestled in the heart of the valley, located near the village of Chouwen. It is a 45-minute drive from the coastal highway.

Baakline River

Baakline River, located in Lebanon’s Chouf District, offers a serene escape with its clear waters winding through olive groves and terraced fields.

Bkoufa Lake

Just near the town of Ehden lies Bkoufa Lake, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains.

Oyoun El Samak

Waterfalls, rivers, a refreshing swim, and a delicious lunch is what await you when visiting Oyoun El Samak—a perfect getaway for those seeking a zen day.

Falougha Lake

Falougha Lake is a scenic artificial reservoir in Mount Lebanon Governorate, popular for its picturesque setting and leisure activities.

Yahchouch River

Yahchouch River in the Kesrwane district is a serene crystal-clear waterway inside the forest, offering a peaceful retreat for nature lovers.

Akoura Lake

Whether it’s for a leisurely stroll along its shores or simply to savor the serene ambiance, Akoura Lake is the place to visit. Don’t forget to visit the beautiful village of Akoura on your way!

Bnachaii, Zgharta

This lake located in Zgharta is an ideal spot for relaxation, picnics, and a refreshing escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

Lake Qaraoun

A huge reservoir for boating and fishing, Lake Qaraoun is an artificial lake located in the southern region of the Beqaa Valley.

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