The scary scenic route

Lebanese Gino Traboulsi taking a walk on the wild side - via a tightrope over the valley of Afqa, north-east of the capital Beirut, on Sunday.

Afqa is located in the mountains of Lebanon and is the site of one of the most scenic waterfalls in the mountains of the Middle East.

With an average elevation of 1,200m above sea level and spectacular limestone bluffs and ridges, the area is known for its dramatic scenery. The area is also famed for its romantic legends .

In Greek mythology Adonis was born and died at the foot of the falls in Afqa.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 06, 2016, with the headline 'The scary scenic route'. Print Edition | Subscribe