VISIT LEBANON DIFFERENTLY
In the North Bekaa there is another stunning example of one of the best preserved and largest Roman treasures in the world, Baalbeck’s Roman temples. They are counted amongst the wonders of the ancient world. Towering above the Bekaa plains, the monumental proportions of the temples of Venus, Jupiter, and Bacchus established the wealth and power of Imperial Rome. Visiting Baalbeck, the enormity and engineering of their architectural accomplishment is overwhelming.
Amongst the many historical sites across Lebanon, must visits include Beiteddine Palace, Jeitta Grotto and Ksara winery, to taste some of Lebanon’s finest wines and see its unique natural cave cellar. Steeped in an array of ruins from an ancient past, Beirut’s history beautifully blends with modernity. The country’s capital city offers moderate to luxury hotels and a diverse fine dining scene to suit every pallet. The recently restored
Downtown district makes for a very beautiful stroll dotted with great shopping opportunities from famous clothing brands, jewelry, watches and locally made items.
At night, the Corniche, the seaside promenade, shimmers in the light of the city, as people, young and old, enjoy the fresh sea air. It’s a treat to the eyes, and a reflection of the beautiful folk who make the city proud.
The (dhiafeeprogram.org) offers the local experience with an extensive directory of guesthouses spread across the country and
(hotelibanais.com) also focuses on the human experience with their accommodation network of B&BS, guesthouses and family stays. For package tours
website (livelovelebanon. com) is a must visit, offering a variety of experiences for everything from adventure and nature to wine and culture. For the latest destination tips, getaways and hidden gems log on to lebanontraveler.com
Little did I realize that Lebanon was a treasure trove of 7,000 years of