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Baalbeck

Baalbek is an ancient Phoenician city located in what is now modern day Lebanon, north of Beirut, in the Beqaa Valley.  Inhabited as early as 9000 BCE, Baalbek grew into an important pilgrimage site in the ancient world for the worship of the Phoenician sky-god Baal and his consort Astarte, the Queen of Heaven (the name `Baalbek’ means […]

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Beirut Downtown

Downtown, also called Beirut Central District (BCD) or Centre Ville, is known to be Beirut’s most prestigious and high-end shopping district. Home to a majority of the city’s high-end local multi-brand boutiques as well as international luxury brands. The area is a wonderful place to walk around on foot as you’ll find car-free streets, and […]

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Byblos (Jbeil)

Byblos is one of the top competing for the “oldest continuously inhabited city”  Its ancient inhabitants did not call it Byblos, but rather “Gubla” and later “Gebal.” Around 1200 BC, the Greeks gave the city the name Byblos, which is Greek for “Papyrus,” since it was famous for its papyrus trade.  Winner of the Golden […]

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Casino Du Liban

Casino du Liban is the most famous Casino in the Middle East located in Maameltein, Jounieh in Lebanon and is 22 km north of Beirut. With an area of about 35,000 square meters, the casino has around 400 slot machines and 60 gaming tables. Casino du Liban boasts a rich and prestigious history. Many prominent […]

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Harrissa

A huge, 15-ton bronze statue of the Virgin Mary, known as Our Lady of Lebanon or Notre Dame du Liban/Harissa, with her arms outstretched adorns the bluff high above Jounieh. It was made in the late 19th century in Lyon, France, and inaugurated in 1908. Inside the statue’s base there is a small chapel. Among other […]

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Jeita Grotto

The two magnificent Jeita grottoes burrow deep into the earth within a beautiful green valley as cavities that are as old as the Stone Age. A river flows between the rocks inside the mountain and feeds the source of Nahr al-Kalb (the Dog’s River). Time and limestone water have sculpted fascinating stone draperies and natural […]

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Jounieh District

Between Beirut and Byblos is the coastal town of Jounieh, which has a spectacular bay with mountains rising just behind it. Jounieh is known for its seaside resorts and cafes, restaurants and bustling nightlife, as well as its old stone souk, ferry port, and cable car (Le Téléphérique), which takes passengers up the mountain to the […]

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Mzaar Ski Resort

Mzaar Ski Resort is widely known as the Middle East’s largest ski resort. With a legacy of ski culture and mountain energy and a spirit of adventure, Mzaar has driven locals and tourists to call it home. Beyond its 20 chairlifts, 50 runs and 8,000 acres of terrain, Mzaar is home to an entertainment scene with […]

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Sidon (Saida)

Saida, or Sidon, has a fascinating and unique history. One of the most powerful Phoenician city states, it made a name for itself the world over with its expert glass manufacturing and the invention of purple dye, which has ever since been synonymous with royalty.  As with most ancient city-states in the region, Saida has seen […]

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Tripoli

Tripoli is the largest city in northern Lebanon and the second-largest city in the country. Situated 85 kilometers (53 miles) north of the capital Beirut, it is the capital of the North Governorate and the Tripoli District. Tripoli overlooks the eastern Mediterranean Sea, and it is the northernmost seaport in Lebanon. It holds a string of four small islands offshore, and they are also the only […]

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Tyr (Sour)

Tyre juts out from the coast of the Mediterranean and is located about 80 km (50 mi) south of Beirut. The name of the city means “rock” after the rocky formation on which the town was originally built. The adjective for Tyre is Tyrian, and the inhabitants are Tyrians. Today Tyre is the fourth largest city in Lebanon after Beirut, Tripoli and Sidon, and houses one […]

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