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Things To See in Lebanon

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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 to actually do that because of traffic). Keep in mind that this is only feasible for a few days each year, typically during the transition from winter to spring and/or from summer to fall.

Downtown Beirut The picturesque downtown astonishes visitors from all around the world. Tourists may have a delicious meal or a cup of coffee at the outdoor cafés at Place de l’Etoile. In addition, the capital offers a variety of eateries and hangouts for individuals of all ages. There are many nightclubs, bars, cafés, and restaurants to suit a wide range of tastes and budgets.

The Roman Temples of Baalbeck are among the biggest and most magnificent Roman remains in the world.

Tyre’s Al Bass Archaeological Site, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the world’s biggest and best preserved Roman archeological sites. The site includes a vast Necropolis, a big monumental arch leading to a Roman Road, an outstanding example of an acqueduct, and the largest and best preserved Roman Hippodrome yet discovered.

Jeita Grotto is a grotto located in Jeita, One of the new Seven Natural Wonders of the World, Jeita Grotto, has been nominated. Jeita Grotto is Lebanon’s tourist crown gem, with two spectacular grottoes to offer visitors. It is a source of fascination for whole families that want to explore a fascinating world deep beneath the ground. The “Touristic Site of Jeita” brings together all aspects of nature, including stone, water, trees, flowers, air, and animals, in a daring setting with a touch of Lebanese cultural history. It is one among the world’s most stunning and fascinating natural wonders.

Beiteddin The palace of Beiteddine is one of the most authentically Arabic architectural gems. The “midane,” a huge rectangular space for guests, and a smaller one for the royal private apartments, both with a beautiful fountain in the center, make up this historic landmark.

Valley of Qadisha (Holy Valley) The “Holy Valley” stretches from Bcharreh to the seashore in north Lebanon. It is home to a plethora of caverns, chapels, and monasteries and is included on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Byblos, also known as “Jbeil” in Arabic, is a Phoenician city that has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A medieval castle and a Roman amphitheater are among the tourist attractions, as are many coastal cafés and restaurants offering fresh seafood.

Anjar is a city in the Beqaa Valley with a variety of local eateries serving traditional Lebanese cuisine. The remains of an 8th-century Umayyad city may be found in the city.

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...

Destinations in Lebanon

Cities in Lebanon Beirut - the capital and largest cityBaalbek - a Phoenician and Roman archaeological siteByblos (Joubeil) - another city with plenty of remains, castles and museumsJezzine - main summer resort and tourist destination of South LebanonJounieh - known for its seaside resorts and nightclubsSidon (Saida) - plenty of...

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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