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Lebanon – Switzerland of the Middle East

Lebanon is located between Syria in the north and east and Israel in the south. Despite being one of the smallest countries in the Middle East, Lebanon has been the center of trade and commerce for thousands of years. Because of its strategic location and diversity in landscape, Lebanon is a favorite tourist destination of many. 

History of Lebanon:
Lebanon has been ruled by many foreign powers including Ottomans, Babylonians, Persians, Romans, Greek, etc. It was heavily involved in Crusades during the Middle Age. Ottoman Turks formed an empire in Lebanon in the 14th century. 

Popular Places and Attractions:
Anjar is one of the most attractive sights Lebanon has to offer to its tourists. Built from 705 – 715 and situated on the Beqaa Plain, Anjar has many well conserved ruins that are worth a see. For tourists who like thermal baths and traditional Umayyad architecture, Anjar will surely not disappoint. Baalbeck, another important Lebanon city, boasts of a magnificent landscape and also found a place in UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

For tourists who want to have a ‘Hamaam’ experience, Tripoli is the place for you. Tripoli is a lively city with its buildings displaying traditional architectural wonders. The finest building perhaps of this city is the Saint Gilles’ Citadel that offers flamboyant view of the area. Tripoli’s Old Town, Lion’s Tower and the Jeweler’s Souk are other popular attractions in Tripoli. Byblos (Jbeil) is one of the ancient cities of Lebanon.

Tourists will also enjoy a visit to Qadisha or the Holy Valley, Zahle for its old monasteries, Tyre, Sidon, Deir El Qamar, The Cedars, Arz Al Rab, etc. Lebanon’s capital city is Beirut while some of its important cities are Zahle, Tripoli, Juniye, Sidon, Tyre, etc.

Getting Around in Lebanon:
For getting around in Lebanon, car rentals, private and collective taxis and modes of public transportation are available. You can ask your guide to give you some travel tips before you leave for your tour.

Places of Entertainment:
City Center in Beirut is one of the most popular nightspots. Most people after having their dinner head down straight to Rue de Monot for its bars and clubs that remain open till the wee hours of the morning. Crystal is another popular nightspot that presents theme nights in a distinctive way.

Accommodation Options:
Luxury hotels, budget hotels, bed and breakfast lodgings, furnished apartments, guesthouses, youth hostels etc are available in plenty in Lebanon to cater to different tastes, needs and budgets.

Currency and Language:
The currency of Lebanon is Lebanese Pound while Arabic is its official language. Currency news can provide latest information on the exchange rate.

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