The city of Baalbek is one of the most important sanctuaries of the Roman world and its monuments are impressive evidence of the Roman architecture of the imperial period. The origin of the name of the city is not precisely known but judging by the term “Baal” which means “lord”, it might mean ‘God of(…)
Lebanon Tourist Attractions
Adjectives like warm, friendly, and culturally affluent are mere words when you are asked to describe about the beauty of Lebanon. With the ever-changing landscape that transforms conforming to the variations in season, Lebanon is a destination where fun never ends. Be it the nature, beaches, activities and the wonderful attractions of the country, there is much to explore and experience in Lebanon. The country has some very beautiful and striking cities to discover, such as Beirut, Tripoli, Byblos, Sidon, and Jounieh to name a few.
Beirut – the capital city of Lebanon survived a dark history. Take guided walking tours across Beirut to know about the troubled past of the city. These walking tours cover interesting places in Beirut such as Place d’Étoile, the Jewish quarter, Martyr’s Square, and the Roman baths. Baalbek or the ‘Sun City’ as named in the ancient times is the home to some of the most striking and significant ancient Roman sites, including best preserved Roman temples namely the temple of Jupiter and Bacchus. The city of Byblos is one of the oldest Phoenician cities. It became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984.
Other stunning attractions that complete your tour to Lebanon include the Jeita Grotto, Kadisha Valley, Mzaar Kfardebain, Mohammed Al Amin Mosque, Mansouri Great Mosque, Saint George Maronite Cathedral, and Byblos Castle. The historic past of the country can be dug more in the museums of Lebanon such as the National Museum, Sursock Museum, and Gibran Museum.
However, it is important to note here that travelling to some areas of Lebanon has been advised against by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) of the country. These areas include Tripoli, refugee camps of Palestinian, areas around the Syrian border, Arsal, Baalbek, Bekaa Valley, the southern suburbs of Beirut east and west, Saida and South of the Litani River. This is because the security situation in these areas in Lebanon keeps fluctuating and can get worse anytime due to high threats of terrorism.