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Top 10 places for travel & vacation in Lebanon.

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1.Beirut
Beirut is the capital and largest city of Lebanon, in ancient times - an independent city-state. According to archaeological data, the settlement on the site of Beirut appeared in the middle of the III millennium BC. However, the first reliable references to the city refer only to the 15th century. BC. The city combines elements of Western, European and Arab architecture, but planning is rather heterogeneous: bedrooms and commercial areas alternate with each other, and sometimes even with industrial objects. Beirut, despite the numerous destruction of the last decades, still remains a city rich in attractions. Until now, during the archaeological excavations, scientists have found objects related to the Ottoman, Byzantine, Roman, Persian or Phoenician periods of the city's history. A complex of Roman ruins, unearthed before the war, including Roman baths beyond Bank Street and Roman columns west of St. Basil's Cathedral George. Among the most visited attractions of Beirut are its famous Embankment, the Pigeon Rock, the cave caves of Jade, the Martyr Fortress, the National Museum and the Sobach River, on the rocks near which many conquerors from Pharaoh Ramses II and the Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar and to the French army left their "autographs" Left Lebanon in 1946.
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2.Sidon
Sidon - a city in the south of Lebanon, in ancient times - an independent city-state. The first settlement on the site of Sidon arose in the IV millennium BC. E. Therefore, when in the first half of the III millennium BC. The coasts of the Mediterranean Sea were inhabited by the Canaanites (Phoenicians), they settled in the already inhabited area. Sidon is a city that is mentioned in the Bible.
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3.Beqaa Valley
Beqaa Valley is a valley in the east of Lebanon, one of the most important agricultural regions of the country. The Bekaa Valley is home to the most famous Lebanese vineyards and wine cellars. The production of wine is a tradition that has a history of almost 6,000 years in this area. With an average height of 1000 m above sea level, the climate of the valley is very suitable for vineyards. Heavy rains in winter and a lot of sun in the summer help the grapes to quickly ripen. There are more than a dozen wineries in the Bekaa Valley, which produce more than 6,000,000 bottles of wine a year.
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4.Cedars of God
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Cedars of God - remains of the large cedar forests of Lebanon. Their wood was used by the Assyrians, Babylon and Persia, and also by the Phoenicians. Wood was used by the Egyptians for shipbuilding, Solomon used cedar for the construction of the First Temple in Jerusalem. In the Ottoman Empire, cedar was also used in the construction of the railway.
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5.Tripoli
Tripoli is the second largest city in Lebanon. In ancient times here was the center of the Phoenician confederation, which included Tire, Sidon and Arvad, so Tripoli with Greek is translated as "three-city". Later the city was controlled by Persians, Romans, Arabs, Crusaders, Mamelukes and Ottomans. In the XII centuries on this site the crusaders founded the county of Tripoli. Tripoli was famous for its vast orchards. During flowering, the pollen of orange trees spread a pleasant smell all over the city and its surroundings, so the Arabs often call Tripoli the word Al-Fayha, from the verb "faq" - "smell."
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6.Raouché
Raouché is a residential and commercial area in Beirut, Lebanon. This area is known as an upscale residential building, has many restaurants and cafes around the cliffs.
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7.Mzaar Kfardebian
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Mzaar Kfardebian - is a ski resort in Lebanon and the largest winter sports center in Midtausten. The first ski lift was built here in the 1960 ski season, which lasts from December to April. Today the resort has 42 stretches stretched more than 80 km.
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8.Kadisha Valley
Kadisha Valley - the valley is located in the districts of Bishir and Zgorta of the province of Northern Lebanon. Kaddisha Aramaic means "Sacred," and the valley, sometimes called the Sacred Valley, sheltered the Christian monastic community for many centuries. In 1998, the valley is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its importance as a place of education one of the earliest Christian monastic settlements in the world. The valley, the cradle of the most ancient Christian monasteries in the world.
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9.Mohammad Al-Amin Mosque
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Mohammad Al-Amin Mosque - is a Sunni mosque in Beirut, Lebanon. The mosque has several floors scattered over a total area of more than 10,000 square meters. Their blue dome is 42 meters high, 4 minarets stretch 72 meters in height.
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10.Baatara gorge waterfall
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Baatara gorge waterfall is a waterfall located in the Jebeil area (governorate of Mount Lebanon in Lebanon). The height of the fall of the water is 225 meters. The Baatara waterfall is located on the Lebanese ridge, near the town of Tannorin. His second title is "The Cave of Three Bridges" due to the fact that, when falling into the valley, the stream passes through three natural bridges, each of which hangs over the other.
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