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 Named variously as the “Switzerland of Western Asia" or "Paris of Western Asia,"Lebanon is a vast fascinating collage of culture and traditions set at the backdrop of picturesque mighty mountains.

 It is Located in Middle East. It is officially named Lebanese Republic and is also locally called as Lubnan.Lebanon shares its border with Israel and Syria

 Whether you are seeking luxury and comfort, tranquility or hustle and bustle, nature or nightlife, culture or fun,Lebanon will delight your senses and offer you an unforgettable escape of a lifetime.

 Lebanon is one of the most enticing countries in the Middle East, combining the flashy, modern clubs and restaurants of Beirut with the Roman remains at Baalbek and Phoenician treasures at Tyre(Sour). Its diversity also encompasses the range of activities visitors can take part in – from the beach at the summer resort of Jounieh (now unrecognisable from its previous life as a fishing village) with all the glitz of a Mediterranean beach hotspot to the chance to ski in the mountains.

 

Attractions:

 

Byblos City

The ancient Phoenician city of Byblos is thought to be one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world, and the city of today was built on dozens of layers of ruins. Even today, the city showcases the cultures and civilizations that have left their marks on Byblos.

 

Baalbek & Its Ruined Temples

 Baalbek  is a town in the Bekaa Valley of Lebanon, It is famous for its exquisitely detailed yet monumentally scaled temple ruins of the Roman period, when Baalbek, known as Heliopolis was one of the largest sanctuaries in the Empire. It is Lebanon greatest Roman treasure, and it can be counted among the wonders of the ancient world.

 

Jeita Grotto

 Jeita Grotto is a compound of crystallized caves in Lebanon located 20 km north of Beirut in the Valley of Nahral-Kalb (Dog River).

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. Jeita Grotto is the jewel of tourism in Lebanon offering to its visitors qualified modern services and accommodation in harmony with a fascinating nature.

 

Sidon City

 Sidon; ancient Sidouna, one of the famous names in ancient history, was an open city with many cultural influences, including the Egyptian Pharaohs and the Greeks. During the Persian period, Aegean sculptors contributed to the near by temple of Eshmoun; the city's god, which was associated with the Aesculapius, the Greek god of healing. The archaeological site of Sidon includes the ruins of what was an important city-state of the Iron Age civilization of Phoenicia also called Canaan, and the center port for trade between As syria,Egypt,Cyprus and the Aegean Sea between the sixth and fifth centuries BC.

 

 Corniche Beirut

This scenic promenade is one of the best places to soak up the diverse society of contemporary Beirut. Just go for a slow stroll and let the sights of mellow fisherman, energetic teens, sophisticated cafe-dwellers, busy street vendors and hookah-smoking elders all roll into one.

 

Tyre City

 Tyre is a city in the South Governorate of Lebanon. With 117,100 inhabitants,Tyre juts out from the coast of the Mediterranean Sea and it is located about 80 km (50 mi) south of Beirut. The name of the city means "rock". It is one of the major cities in the Phoenician era. The city features a number of monuments dating back to 1500 BC; the people of this period were the world’s leading merchants.

 

 Faraya Mzaar Kfardebian

 Faraya Mzaar) is a ski area in Lebanon and the largest ski resort in the Middle East..

 

 Beaufort Castle

 The Beaufort Castle was completed in 1139 A.D. by the Crusaders. It stands on a sheer escarpment almost a 1000 m above the valley below overlooking the Litani River. T. E. Lawrence once described it as the finest medieval castle in the Arab world.

 

Kadisha Valley

 the Kadisha Valley or Qannoubine Valley, is one of the deepest valleys of Lebanon and located 121 kilometers north of the Lebanese capital, Beirut, and being in the depths of the Kadisha Valley River. the colors of beauty from the blue of the river that is going on in the depths of the valley through the greenery of trees that cover the mountains and through to a blank fog and clouds, which makes Kadisha Panel legendary great beauty!

 

Beiteddine

 Beiteddine town is also worth exploring. Here Emir Bechir built palaces for each of his three sons, Qassim, Khalil and Amine. A few traces of Emir Qassim's palace can be seen on a hill facing the grand palace, while Khalil's palace is now the Serail of Beiteddine. The Mir Amine Palace, however, is both a hotel and a tourist attraction. Restored by the Ministry of Tourism, the 24-room hotel is set in a terraced garden overlooking valleys and mountains.

 Several restaurants and a craft shop can be found in the area of the Beiteddine Palace, which is also the venue of a major summer cultural festival. 

 Just outside Beiteddine is the fantasy known as Moussa's Castle where you can see animated scenes illustrating Lebanon's traditional way of life and moments in history. The roadside near the castle is usually crowded with children enjoying pony rides and other amusements.

 

 Al-Shouf Cedar Nature Reserve

 The largest of Lebanon nature reserves, Al-Shouf Cedar Nature Reserve stretches from Dahr Al-Baidar in the north to Niha Mountain in the south. blanketed with oak forests on its northeastern slopes and juniper and oak forests on its southeastern slopes the reserve's most famous attractions are its three magnificent cedar forests of Maasser Al-Shouf , Barouk and Ain Zhalta - Bmohary . These Cedar forests account for a quarter of the remaining cedar forest in Lebanon, and some tress are estimated to be 2,000 years old.

 

 

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