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Attractions from Lebanon

Skiing (Bcharre)
Most of Lebanons skiing areas are situated here. There are well functional and very popular in the winter. Find further information at: http://www.skileb.com
The Cedar trees (Bcharre)
Idyll in the mountains is the remains of the more than thousand-year-old, world-famous cedar trees. Noah used them for his ark and Salomon build the first Jewish temple out of these trees. The cedar forests used to fill up most of Lebanon. But the popular tree was cut down happily so now theres only a small forest left. Besides Japan, Lebanon is said to be the only place in the world where these gigantic trees grow.
The Gibran museum (Bcharre)
Lebanons most famous writer and artist were born in this town and are buried here in an old convent. The museum has a large collection of his paintings, drawings and manuscripts.
The Kadisha ravine (Bcharre)
The beautiful Kadisha ravine is paradise for people who wish to hike. You can either walk on the edge or at the bottom of the ravine.
The Jeita cave (Beirut)
One of the worlds most beautiful drop-stone caves is situated 20 kilometres from Beirut. On a plateau you walk 800 metres into the cave and be astonished by the fantastic formations. Afterwards you can go by boat into the lower cave. Finally you can watch a film in English about the history of the place and drop-stone caves in general.
The promenade Corniche. (Beirut)
In the glorious days, the promenade Corniche was compared to the one in Cannes, and understandable enough. Even though theres still a distance to the glory of the past, its nice to stroll along the water and look at the street life. Young couples in love exchange stories and children are taken for a trip in their perambulators.
The Sursock Museum (Beirut)
The museum is situated in an old villa and contains a good collection of modern Lebanese art. The atmosphere of the place and beautiful decoration makes it worth a visit.
The Jupiter temple (Baalbek)
Besides the Pyramids, Petra in Jordan and Palmyra in Syria, the temple in Baalbek is the most important and most impressive antique attraction in the Middle East. 86 kilometres from Beirut towards the Syrian border lies this suburb with an attraction that attracts several buses filled with tourists every day. During the Roman Empire, Baalbek was the most important city in the Arab province. Only the temple bears witness to this glory. But what a relic. The Jupiter temple is enormous. Besides the ruins, which give an excellent impression of the size of the temple, six pillars are still standing. They are 22 metres tall. Stand in between them and be surprised by how one was able to build something so magnificent at that time. Theres an excellent museum in connection with the temple.
The city of Jounieh (Lebanon)
Lebanons Monaco. Here everythings expensive, posh and fashionable. Big cars parked in front of the casino and the sidewalk cafés are filled late at night. The nightlife is, as the red Ferraris on the street, full speed.
The old city of Byblos (Lebanon)
One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. The first people came here approximately 7000 years B.C. But thats not the only reason for visiting this atmospheric city. Before the war, the harbour and the unspoiled old part of town were a part of the route for the jetset. And theyre finding their way back.

Area and city attractions

City: 
• Bcharre
• Beirut
• Baalbek
• Tripoli

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