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Harissa

Published: 04/02/2013 by Choufi in Countries

Located at an altitude of 600 meters and a distance of 25 km from Beirut, the hill of Harissa hosts the statue of the Virgin Mary known as the Lady of Lebanon, overlooking Jounieh with a fantastic view over the bay.

Tripoli

Published: 04/02/2013 by Choufi in Countries

Tripoli, 85 kilometers north of Beirut, is Lebanon's second largest city, and known as the capital of the North. Tripoli is a city where modern and medieval blend, with a number of historical sights including 12 mosques from Mamluke and Ottoman...

Zahle

Published: 04/02/2013 by Choufi in Countries

Zahle is known as the bride of the Beqaa, and is much appreciated for its healthy climate, red-roofed houses and its good food. It is considered as the capital of the Beqaa, and is the seat of government for the Beqaa. All amenities are available...

Beirut

Published: 04/02/2013 by Choufi in Countries

Beirut stands on the site of a very ancient settlement going back at least 5,000 years. Its name appeared in cuneiform inscriptions as early as 1,400 B.C, when it was a Canaanite/Phoenician city.

Sidon

Published: 04/02/2013 by Choufi in Countries

Sidon, the largest city in South Lebanon, is one of the famous names in ancient history, and was inhabited as early as Neolithic times (6,000-4,000 B.C.)

Tyre

Published: 04/02/2013 by Choufi in Countries

About 83 km south of Beirut, Tyre is Lebanon's fourth largest city and declared by UNESCO in 1979 as a World Heritage Site. Also known as the "Queen of Seas, Tyre was founded at the start of the third millennium BC, originally consisting of a...

Faqra

Published: 04/02/2013 by Choufi in Countries

On the northwest slopes of Mount Sannine (2,548 meters), against a still wild scenic background, water thunders out from two mighty springs, Nabeh el Laben and Nabeh el Assal (the Spring of Milk and the Spring of Honey), and then cascades...

Beiteddine

Published: 04/02/2013 by Choufi in Countries

About 40 km southeast of Beirut, Beiteddine was chosen by Emir Bechir El Chehabi II in 1788 under the Ottoman rule as the capital of Mount Lebanon. The palace of Beiteddine was built over a thirty year period during the 18th and 19th centuries.

Baalbeck

Published: 04/01/2013 by Choufi in Countries

Baalbeck, 86km (53mi) north-east of Beirut, is one of Lebanon's oldest cities, and one of the most important Roman sites in the Middle East. It has the most impressive classical ruins and was originally named after the Phoenician god Baal.

Bhamboun

Published: 03/31/2013 by Choufi in Countries

BHAMDOUN is a town in Lebanon 23 kilometers (14 mi) from Beirut on the main road that leads to Damascus, lying at an altitude of 1,100 meters (3,600 ft) above the Lamartine valley.