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Cities in Lebanon

  • Beirut – the capital and largest city
  • Baalbek – a Phoenician and Roman archaeological site
  • Byblos (Joubeil) – another city with plenty of remains, castles and museums
  • Jezzine – main summer resort and tourist destination of South Lebanon
  • Jounieh – known for its seaside resorts and nightclubs
  • Sidon (Saida) – plenty of medieval remains
  • Tripoli (Trablus) – still unspoilt by mass-tourism
  • Tyre (Sour) – has a number of ancient sites, including its Roman Hippodrome which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Zahle – capital of Bekaa Valley

Other destinations in Lebanon

  • Batroun is a historic city on the Mediterranean coast with a bustling city center full with restaurants, cafés, pubs, and nightclubs.
  • Bcharre is a gateway to the Cedars of God forest and Cedars ski slopes, and is surrounded by mountains.
  • Ehden is a hilly town with various attractions and lovely landscape. Ehden Nature Reserve is located here.
  • Barouk is well-known for its cedar groves.
  • Jeita – Known for its Grotto
  • The house of the Lebanese poet Khalil Gibran may be visited in the Kadisha Valley.
  • Beiteddine – This city is known for its palace.
  • Chouf district’s Deir el Qamar is a traditional hamlet.
  • Baskinta is a small village located at the base of Mount Sannine.
  • Qornet El-Sawda is the country’s highest mountain.
  • Mzaar Kfardebiane – Mzaar Kfardebiane is known for its skiing slopes.
  • In the Beqaa Valley, Qaraoun is known for its lake.
  • Vineyards are well-known in Kefraya.
  • Brummana is a historic village that is often referred to as a summer resort due to its nice climate, magnificent views of Beirut, and lively nightlife.
  • Al Shouf Cedar Nature Reserve – This 550-square-kilometer (210-square-mile) nature reserve has hiking trails among millenarian cedars. Niha, Barouk, Maaser el Shouf, Ain Zhalta, and Aammiq are all close by.

How To Travel To Lebanon

By plane BEY (Beirut International Airport) lies 5 kilometers (3 miles) south of the city center.Middle East Airlines services daily to Abidjan, Abu Dhabi, Accra, Amman, Athens, Cairo, Cologne, Copenhagen, Dammam, Doha, Dubai, Frankfurt, Geneva, Istanbul-Atatürk, Jeddah, Kano, Kuwait, Lagos, Larnaca, London-Heathrow, Milan-Malpensa, Nice, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Riyadh and Rome-Fiumicino, Warsaw-Okęcie. Turkish...

How To Travel Around Lebanon

Lebanon is a small nation with a journey from north to south taking less than three hours. Service taxis, buses, and cars are the most common modes of transportation. By taxi The bulk of passengers rely on service cabs to move around. "Service" taxis run on fixed routes between towns and...

Visa & Passport Requirements for Lebanon

Visa restrictionsDue to tensions in the Arab-Israeli conflict, residents of Israel and visitors with any proof of visiting Israel will be denied entrance: Israeli entry stamps, departure stamps from Jordanian or Egyptian land borders to Israel, any goods with Hebrew labeling, and so on. Turkish citizens are granted a free...

Things To See in Lebanon

Lebanon has a diverse landscape, ranging from gorgeous beaches to highlands and valleys. The Lebanese take pleasure in the fact that Lebanon is one of the few nations where you can go skiing in the morning and then go to the beach in the afternoon (although it is impossible...

Things To Do in Lebanon

Night-Life The people of Lebanon have had to adjust to the political unrest. Lebanon is without a doubt the Middle East's party capital. There are several different nightlife districts in Beirut, such as the Gemmayze district, which is mainly full of bars and restaurants, or Monot Street, which has nightclubs...

Food & Drinks in Lebanon

Food in Lebanon Lebanon's food is excellent, with vegetarian meals like tabouleh, fattoush, and waraq ainab, as well as delectable dips like hommos and moutabal. Lebanese barbeque, such as shish tawouq (barbecued chicken) - typically eaten with garlic, lahm mashwiye (barbecued beef), and kafta, are must-haves (barbequed seasoned minced meat). Depending on...

Money & Shopping in Lebanon

Currency The Lebanese pound, abbreviated "LBP," or the "Lebanese Lira," abbreviated "LL," is the most often used acronym. With a value of about LL1,500 to US$1, its value is maintained constant in relation to the US dollar. Almost everything accepts either Lebanese pounds or US dollars, and it's normal to...

Festivals & Holidays in Lebanon

Lebanon observes national holidays as well as Christian and Muslim festivals. Both the Gregorian and Julian calendars are used to commemorate Christian festivals. The Gregorian Calendar is used by Greek Orthodox (save for Easter), Catholics, Protestants, and Melkite Christians, who celebrate Christmas on December 25. According to the Julian...

Traditions & Customs in Lebanon

Because Lebanon is a nation with many distinct religious groups, it is prudent to respect the religious diversity among the Lebanese people. When visiting religious places (churches, mosques, etc.) as well as rural towns and villages, modest attire is advised. Even in Beirut, certain neighborhoods are more conservative than others,...

Language & Phrasebook in Lebanon

Lebanon's official languages are Standard Arabic and Lebanese Arabic, which are close to (but not identical to) the Arabic spoken in Syria, Jordan, and Palestine. Standard Arabic is spoken by almost everyone in Lebanon, and many individuals also speak French and/or English. While most people's primary language is French, English...

Culture Of Lebanon

Lebanon's culture is a result of thousands of years of interaction between different civilizations. Originally inhabited by the Canaanite-Phoenicians, Lebanese culture has developed through millennia by drawing from all of these groups. It has been invaded and colonized by the Assyrians, Persians, Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Fatimids, Crusaders, Ottoman Turks,...

History Of Lebanon

The Treaty of Sèvres of 1920 established the current boundaries of Lebanon. The Bronze Age Phoenician (Canaanite) city-states were centered on its land. It was a part of numerous succeeding empires throughout ancient history, including the Egyptian, Assyrian, Babylonian, Achaemenid Persian, Hellenistic, Roman, and Sasanid Persian empires, as well...

Stay Safe & Healthy in Lebanon

Stay Safe in Lebanon The overwhelming majority of Lebanese people are pleasant, and most visitors have no issues. However, tensions with Israel may flare up (albeit they are generally limited to South Lebanon), so visitors should keep an eye on the independent press while in the country. When visiting specific places,...

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