Tourism in Lebanon
Tourist places in Lebanon
General information about Lebanon
Lebanon mediates between the countries of the Arab world and has borders with Jordan, Palestine and Syria, as it is bordered on the west by the Mediterranean Sea.
Lebanon is considered one of the most beautiful countries in the Arab world, and the most receiving country for Arab and foreign tourists in the region, due to its mediation in the Middle East and its western character, the presence of two religious backgrounds in it, as well as the various tourist attractions located in it as its green nature, mountains and plains Its beaches are considered the most beautiful in it, as it contains many historical monuments from different eras and nations that the most important of which are Romanian, and Lebanon is characterized by popular life among its alleys, as well as that its atmosphere is very suitable for tourism.
The best tourist places in Lebanon
Baalbek is an ancient Roman city, where today it contains many of the Roman and Byzantine archaeological sites that indicate the splendor of Roman architecture in the imperial period, and the Temple of Jupiter is one of the main tourist places in Baalbek; The Romans used to travel for many miles to worship in it, and to present performances to their gods, and very huge stones were found in the remaining parts of the city, and there is also a temple of Bacchus and the Temple of Venus in Baalbek, and festivals are held annually in Baalbek in the summer.
One of the most beautiful towns in which a tourist can feel the splendor of Lebanon and the beauty of its nature, the town of Al-Qobayat enjoys wide and beautiful green areas, and it is an ancient town located in the northern part of Lebanon, and is characterized by moderate weather even in hot summer days, and tourists visit the town of Kobayat for the purpose of religious tourism in particular, It contains many churches and monasteries, and the most prominent activities undertaken by visitors to the town of Qobayat is to visit the longest mountain path in the country, which connects several places along the north and towards the south, in addition to that the summer music festival of Kobayat is held there.
Temple of Jupiter
Standing tall as a witness to the Roman civilization in Lebanon, the huge Temple of Jupiter dedicated to the worship of Zeus, located in Heciopolis or Baalbek. The main building in the “Great Court” was the Roman pagan temple that is still partially standing. It took three centuries to create this gigantic Roman pagan temple, so it is considered one of the most important Roman monuments in the region and in the world. It was the largest pagan temple dedicated to Jupiter in all of the Roman Empire. The columns were 30 meters long and about 2.5 meters in diameter: the largest in the classical world.
Beirut National Museum
This is the main cultural institution in Beirut. It displays an impressive collection of ancient artifacts that constitute an overview of the history of Lebanon and the civilizations that influenced and passed this cultural crossroads. Among its most prominent features are the gilded Phoenician bronze statues, which were greatly photographed, which were found buried near the Obelisk temple in Byblos, as well as a series of Phoenician coffins with human faces and a Roman tomb, as well as an enormous collection of coins and means used at that time.