Lebanon Travel Guide

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Ranked by the New York Times as the number one tourist destination for 2009, Lebanon is considered one of the most captivating Middle East countries in the region. From the rich scenery along the Mediterranean to the mountains and valleys opposite, the country is full of ancient history from several different times in history, such as the Roman and Phoenician empires. A country where you can ski in the morning hours, yet spend the afternoon the beach, Lebanon is a wonder to behold.

The country borders the Mediterranean, with Syria and Israel as its neighbors. Due to the political climate of the region, it is considered wise to check with your local embassy before traveling to Lebanon to determine which areas of the country are safe or not. Lebanon is accessible to all levels of travelers, although common sense is the best bet when dealing with political hot-spots. Stay away from rallies and keep up-to-date on news reports.

Lebanon is a country with an amazing backdrop of history. From the Roman temple at Baalbek to the Phoenician ruins of Tyre, or the medieval wonders to behold in Tripoli, and the ancient harbor of Byblos, there are a plethora of sights and sounds just waiting to delight your senses at every turn. From the seafood feasts awaiting you in the Mediterranean sections of the country which will have you dining like a king, to the night-life and party atmosphere of Beirut, there is no end to the adventure waiting just around the corner. The history of Lebanon is vast, and combined with an extremely hospitable people, an amazing culture, and breathtaking scenery, it's no wonder that the place is rated as one of the top traveler destinations on the planet.

Accommodations will vary depending upon the location, although for the most part the country is fairly developed. Visas will need to be obtained in advance before traveling, and currently any passport holding a used, unused, expired, or valid visa for Israel, or having a stamp or endorsement within their passport from Israel, will be denied entry into the country.

Beirut #1 most popular location
The capital of Lebanon, situated on a small peninsula jutting out of the coastline into the Mediterranean Sea, Beirut is not only the country's largest city and main seaport, but also contain…
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Jounieh #2 most popular location
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Baalbek #3 most popular location
The town of Baalbek lies in the Bekaa valley in the north-east of Lebanon. The current modern town in itself is pretty ineventful, but the ancient Baalbek is arguably the most important of Ro…
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J`ita #4 most popular location
The Jeita Grotto (Arabic: مغارة جعيتا‎) is a compound of interconnected karstic limestone caves in Jeita, Lebanon located 18 kilometres (11 mi) north of Beirut in the Valley of Na…
Tripoli #5 most popular location
A characteristic Muslim city of Lebanon . The market the peoples and every place in this city gives you an Arabian note .Very nice market with many bargains in the center of the city !
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Byblos #6 most popular location
It is a Mediterranean city in the Mount Lebanon Governorate of present-day Lebanon under the current Arabic name of Jbeil (جبيل Ǧubayl) and was also referred to as Gibelet during the Cru…
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Bcharre #7 most popular location
The oldest cedars are in a beautiful valley. They are apart of the Al Shouf Cedar Natural Reserve. They are extremely impressive trees. It’s not a large forest but, is said to contain 375 i…
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Safra #8 most popular location
Saida #9 most popular location
Sidon,or Saïda, (Arabic صيدا Ṣaydā; Phoenician Ṣydwn, Greek Σιδών, Hebrew צידון Ṣīḏōn, Turkish: Sayda) is the third-largest city in Lebanon. It is located in the So…
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Jbail #10 most popular location
Tyre #11 most popular location
Tyre (Arabic: صور, Ṣūr; Phoenician , Ṣur; Hebrew: צוֹר‎, Tzor; Tiberian Hebrew צר, Ṣōr; Akkadian, Ṣurru; Greek Τύρος, Týros; Turkish: Sur) is a city in the South Go…
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Anjar #12 most popular location
Bdadun #13 most popular location
The Palace was built in the early 1800's and took 30 years to build. You arrive through the “public” section Dar al-Baraniyyeh of the complex. It was intended for the general populace to…
Zeita #14 most popular location
Nabatiye #15 most popular location
Masnaa #16 most popular location
Zuq Musbih #17 most popular location