Top 5 Tourist Destinations in Lebanon Posted by Anastasia on Feb 10, 2019 in Arabic Language, Culture, Geography
Lebanon : the country of the Cedars, the land of orange blossoms and olive trees and the Mediterranean jewel. Lebanon is one of the most touristic Arab countries overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Here are 5 reasons tourists hit Lebanon every year.
- Beirut :Beirut is the capital city and star destination of Lebanon. Tourists come in from all around the world to experience life in Beirut. It is internationally famous for its museums, its old streets and its nightlife scene. In fact, Beirut was voted 2016 best international food destination according to Travel and Leisure Magazine.
- Byblos :One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, known locally as Jbeil, Byblos is a very famous UNESCO World Heritage Site. Most people don’t know this, but the Phoenician alphabet, or more specifically the modern A B C originated from Byblos and then was diffused to the rest of the world.
- The Cedars of God : For years, the Cedar tree has been associated with Lebanon, since it originated in Lebanese mountains. The Cedar tree is such a big part of our culture that it’s the center of our flag and not only that, but it’s a very known destination with amazing resorts that fill up all year long, whether it’s for skiing in the winter or for ATV and off-roading in the Summer.
- Baalbek : also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Baalbek or “City of the Sun is an old Phoenician city home to the oldest and largest Roman temples ever built such as the Temple of Jupiter.
- The Jeita Grotto : known as the Pearl of Nature in Lebanon, the Jeita Grotto was almost ranked amongst the 7 wonders of the world. The longest cave in the middle-east, it is consisted of two seperate but interconnected caves. Also, the longest stalactite in the world is found in the White Chamber of the Jeita Grotto.