Lebanon Quick Travel Guide
With a travel rating of 48%, Lebanon has gone through more than its share of political upheaval and strife over the past few years. But even with these setbacks, Lebanon seems set upon a course to reclaim its former moniker as the "Paris of the Orient". To help achieve this, the country has set itself on a course of rapid modernization that has placed it at the forefront of Middle Eastern countries in terms of progress. The best place to witness this is in Beirut, the country's capital and one of the most progressive and cosmopolitan cities in the region. This is a place to witness the younger generation's almost insatiable desire to embrace everything modern. This is, however, counterbalanced with Lebanon's deep historical roots. It is more than evident in its UNESCO-listed sites that include Baalbek, Byblos and Tyre, which together form the foundation for much of the country's history. Then, of course, you can't miss the opportunity to visit the the Cedars of Gods, the last survivors of an extensive cedar forest on Mount Lebanon - a resource that mighty empires have fought over through the ages to control. Lebanon in a nutshell is a mixture of the old and new, with an eye firmly focused on the future.
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Step into Baalbek, the "City of the Sun" and be awestruck by the staggering scale of the ruins. Located in the Beqaa Valley of Lebanon, the city contains some of the largest Roman ruins ever discovered. The first view that Plane....
Wander through the last survivors of a dwindling ancient forest with a visit to Lebanon's Cedars of God. For centuries this special forest provided some of the most sought-after resource in the entire world. From Assyrians to t....
|Coordinates:||33 50 N, 35 50 E|
|Main Languages:||Arabic, French, English|
|Currency:||Lebanese Pounds (LBP)|
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- Location: Lebanon