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Lebanon sightseeing. Travel guide - attractions, sights, nature and touristic places

Baalbek This is a small Mediterranean country that is rich in historic places of interest. Lebanon charms its guests with elegant culture and unforgettable exotic nature. Several important landmarks are located in the capital of the city, Beirut. Grand Mosque is the oldest building in Lebanon. It was built yet during the Byzantine Empire times and originally looked like a small church. The church was built by Crusaders, and in the end of the 13th century it was transformed into a mosque. The House of Martin, which is located in the central part of the city, is an important sight of the war period. The house was severely damaged during the war, same as most buildings in the area. One can see many damaged houses and memorials in this part of Beirut.
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Pigeon Rocks are known as one of the most beautiful places in the country. The rocks look like magnificent cliffs located near the coastline. The panoramic view from the rocks is simply breath-taking, especially during sunset. The city of Byblos is an important archaeological and historical centre of the country. This city is home to several ancient settlements. Archaeologists have discovered here ruins of the ancient Gebal Temple, royal tombs and several houses built more than 5 thousand years ago. Ancient Romans were the first settlers on this land. Nowadays, only a big amphitheatre reminds of that period. There are landmarks that belong to newer period in Gebal, such as the Castle of Crusaders. The castle is built on a hill and is perfectly visible from every part of the city.
Tourists should not forget to visit Tripoli as this is a beautiful place with rich heritage. Taynal Mosque, The Citadel of Raymond de Saint-Gilles and the Mansouri Great Mosque are considered the main symbols of the city. The Citadel, which was constructed in 1103, is the oldest building in the city. Tripoli is also famous for numerous craft producing shops, many of which were founded yet in the 14th century. Generation by generation, skilled masters share their knowledge with their ancestors; you can see and buy fantastic results of their work in local bazaars. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Tyr is a beautiful Lebanese city with several sights that belong to the Roman Empire times. The ancient hippodrome may be the most famous one. Many centuries ago, the hippodrome could seat up to 20 thousand visitors. The monumental arc is also worth attention. The arc is decorated with carvings and marble details.
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Despite its tiny area, Lebanon has a lot of unique features. In the country, there is the oldest city on the planet, Byblos, that was found over 7 000 years ago. Already in the prehistoric period, the territory of the country was populated by the advanced civilization, the representatives of which created the first alphabet in the history of mankind. Exactly here, people started to melt glass for the first time and created purple paint, the unique composition of which has been a mystery to scientists for many years.
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Besides rich history and diversity of historical attractions, Lebanon has a lot of wonderful features. In the country, there are wonderful beach resorts, the most popular of which are Sidon, Beirut, Nabatieh, and Tyre. The cleanest and most attractive places for recreation are the beaches of Tyre. It also should be noted that most of the beaches here are paid. The payment for visiting them implies a range of additional services, including the use of beach equipment.
Shopping in Lebanon also promises to be incredibly exciting. There are large shopping centers where you can buy clothes from world-famous brands, as well as small stores offering the products of the local production. Some of the most popular souvenirs are items made of legendary Lebanese cedar. The women’s favorite gift is organic olive oil.
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In gift shops, tourists can buy beautiful copper items, accessories for making coffee, national clothes, and luxurious Lebanese silk. Silk items deserve a special attention. In terms of their quality, Lebanon is one of the world leaders. Lebanon is also notable for jewels that attract foreign guests with their affordable prices and high quality. Many popular products of the national production can be bought only on the market.
Omari Mosque In the colonial epoch, the first wineries were found in the country. Some of them still work now. As for food souvenirs, wine is very popular with tourists. People also buy here olive oil, halva and other national sweets. The true “sweet capital” of Lebanon is Tripoli where the best sweets in the country are made. There are a lot of specialized shops in the city, more than ever, but many tourists prefer buying sweets on the market.
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National and city parks of Lebanon
♥   National Park 'Mashgara' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Qaraoun Lake' . On the map   Photos
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Castles of Lebanon
♥   Castle 'Moussa Castle' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Mseilha Fort' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Saint Louis Castle' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Sidon Sea Castle' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Smar Jbeil' . On the map   Photos
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Palaces in Lebanon
♥   Palace 'Petit Serail' . On the map   Photos
♥   Palace 'Pine Palace' . On the map   Photos
♥   Palace 'Robert Mouawad Palace' . On the map   Photos
♥   Palace 'Sursock Palace' . On the map   Photos
♥   Palace 'Ziade Palace' . On the map   Photos

Famous and uniques places in Lebanon from our review series

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From the series “Remains of the First Ancient Cities”
The city of Byblos attracts fans of ancient history in Lebanon. It is also one of the three most ancient cities on our planet. The earliest organized settlements in these places date back to the 7th Millennium BC. The city was formed under the now known name in the 4th Millennium BC. Byblos had the status of a major port city in the ancient era. Its inhabitants have worshiped the sun God Baal for hundreds of years. This cult is known for its incredible cruelty. Blood sacrifices were an integral part of the religious culture of the citizens.

The inhabitants of Byblos formed a unique written language already in the Second Millennium BC. Scientists have not been able to decipher it to this day. It is completely unlike any of the known ancient forms of writing. It is noteworthy that the … Read all

Baalbek

From the series “15 Historical Monuments, with Riddles not yet Solved”
Baalbek is one of the oldest towns in the world. It is located in a picturesque mountain region near Beirut. The parts of the buildings that were found there, amaze people with sizes and the architectural accuracy. All the buildings on the territory of the ancient town were built simultaneously with the great pyramids of Giza. It is hard to imagine how all the cathedrals and other buildings were built at those ancient times. One of the most interesting buildings that you can see even now is the ancient cathedral. It is situated on a large terrace which was built much earlier.

It is made from huge megalithic blocks that weight from 300 to 800 tones. We still don’t know how people could move and set huge rough block of stone up. Here and now it is a great mystery. Stone blocks not even … Read all

Casa Brutale

From the series “Elegant Architectural Structures for Fans of Skywalks”
Work on the implementation of a unique project to build a villa Casa Brutale has begun in Beirut. The main feature of the brutal villa is that it will be built right on the rocky cliff above the Aegean Sea. The original building is the perfect home for those who love to watch the seascape from a height. Developers of the project are experts from Open Platform for Architecture bureau. They have created a project of the house in minimalist style that has been recognized as one of the most unique in the world.

The villa is literally built into the rock, so it will replace a part of the walls. It's planned to build a house of environmentally friendly materials, including wood, metal and concrete. One of the main features of the villa is a panoramic window, which will replace the outer wall, … Read all
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Sightseeing in popular cities of Lebanon

Beirut
Among those fond of history in Beirut, Archaeological Park is very popular. In the second half of the 20th century during the Civil War this district was in ruins, and shortly after the situation has stabilized, the researchers were able to detect traces of ancient civilizations. Today, the archaeological park has an informal name - "Park of forgiveness." In addition to the oldest historical sites in this park you can see many more symbolic attractions. For example, there is an olive tree … Read more
Byblos-Jbeil
According to local beliefs, El, the Sun God, was the founder of the city. He surrounded the settlement with a wall. First mentions of Byblos date back to 4,000 BC. When ancient Greece and the Roman Empire were not founded yet, Byblos-Jbeil was one of the most powerful cities in the world, an independent place with its own king, culture, and developing commerce. The first alphabet and then writing initially appeared in this part of the world. In 3,000 BC, Byblos started trading with ancient … Read more

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