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Beirut

Beirut, once it was called the Paris of the Middle East, suffered from 17-year civil war. Now the city center, war-ruined area, is under construction as "The new plan for downtown Beirut".

Hamra area

Hamra area

You'll find the Ministry of Tourism, banks, hotels, restaurants and cafe etc. in this area.



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Pigeon Rocks

You can walk to "Pigeon Rocks" from Hamra area, and enjoy sunbath snd sunset.

Pigeon Rocks

Sunset view of Pigeon Rocks


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Byblos (Jbail)

One of the oldest town in the world of Byblos (Jbail), 36km north from Beirut, goes back at least 9000 years. In the 3rd millennium BC, it was the commercial and religious capital of the area and growing wealthy from the timber trade, cedar wood, with Egypt.

Theatre

Roman Theatre

Byblos also gave its name to the "Bible" and the first linear alphabet was invented.



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Beiteddine

The Palace of Beiteddine is 45km southeast from Beirut.

Beiteddine

The courtyard of Dar el-Wousta

The Palace incorporates all the traditional forms of Lebanese architecture.


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Arabic sweets

Tripoli is famous as the sweets capital of Lebanon.

Arabic sweets

Hallwat el-jibn.

"Hallwat el-jibn" is the main speciality, made from cheese and served with syrup.


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