Urban developments and features co-exist with the traditional town center in the city of Tripoli in Lebanon. Thus, despite the seeping in of the influences of modern trends the city of tripoli of Lebanon has been able to successfully preserve its idiosyncratic character. Some of the fascinating attractions of Tripoli include the jeweler's souk, the series of shops of joiners and tailors, edifices of a traditional character and architecture and interesting hammams. The souks are covered markets that offer a variety of items and are a good shopping area.
While touring Tripoli one comes across a number of religious structures. Mosques like the great Mosque, Taynal, Al-Muallaq Burtasiyat Madrassa, Qartawiyat Madrassa are a remarkable group of structures that are interesting to visit and their architectural beauty is highly praiseworthy. The most beautiful structure is the Saint Gilles' Citadel. It provides a panoramic and brilliant view of the surrounding areas. At a little distance from the old town is the Lion's Tower which is a remnant of the Mameluke period.
Tripoli is very popular for its sweets and soaps which are made from olive oil. The area around the port consists of a series of restaurants serving delicious seafood. Fish markets are also found in this region. Accommodation provisions are provided by the well equipped hotels and beach resorts which are available along the coasts. Tripoli with a variety of features is an interesting site to visit while in Lebanon.