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Lebanon travel guide

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Lebanon
Lebanon
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Lebanon

The Heart of the Mediterranean

Before the outbreak of a brutal and protracted civil war, Lebanon's various ethnic and religious groups coexisted peacefully enough for Beirut to be known as the “Paris of the Middle East.” Much of the capital's former charms returned after the war’s end, only to be disrupted all over again during the air raids in 2006. Yet, against all odds, daily life and tourism revenues are starting to creep back to normal in this most enduring of cities. Without a doubt, one of its highlights is the famous Corniche, a beachfront boardwalk where families, elderly couples, and trendy youngsters all come out in the evening to see and be seen. Popular daytime options include lounging on the beach or day-tripping to see remnants of the country’s ancient past. Byblos—Jbeil in Arabic—is among the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world. To the east, Lebanon’s fertile Beqaa Valley, which once fed occupying Roman legions, now holds the town of Baalbek, site of the empire’s largest temple complex.

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  • National Museum of Beirut

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    Museum / Gallery
    in Beirut, Lebanon

    Only recently re-opened (after being nearly destroyed during the Civil War), this museum holds ar...

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  • pour les amoureux de l'histoire et de la culture au moins 7 citadelles originairement romaines et modifiés par les autres passages des cultures.les passionnés de la nature ceux qui veulent être à la plage et une heure plutard à 1200 m d'altitude pour voir la neige. une couleur et chaleur du soleil inédites. Les cèdres et la grotte de jeitta parmi les merveilles du monde. une hospitalité et un lien social exceptionnels. la cuisine est riche et délicieuse. Pays en toute sécurité à l'inverse de ce qu'on diffuse dans les médias.Ne manquez pas les ruines de Arka (citadelle phoenicienne au nord du Liban) à côté de Miniara et la maison typique libanaise de Najibé Akkari.
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