A stroll through the souks

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Wan­der down the city’s char­ac­ter­is­tic stone cob­bled street where you can find old stone arched souks that sell ev­ery­thing from tra­di­tional em­broi­dery to sou­venirs and bou­tique jew­elry.

(71 077066, 03 462512) is a must stop for del­i­cate em­broi­dery work on tow­els, dress­ing gowns and table­cloths.

(09 943023, edde­yard.com) is the place for high­end de­sign fea­tur­ing leather bags in­clud­ing clutches and travel bags by Le­banese de­sign­ers. The owner Alice Eddé of­ten holds instore events with lo­cal ar­ti­sans and de­sign­ers. Close to Ebre w Kheit is (09 542226,) a great place to pick up the spices and herbs of the an­cient spice road. (03 261217) is the shop of Le­banese artist, Rey­naldo Sayegh, who creates paint­ings and draw­ings on pot­tery, wood and glass. You can usu­ally find him lis­ten­ing to old songs from Le­banese singer Sabah. Make sure to pass by the (09 540463, 70 400240. En­trance LL8,000, un­der 10s LL5,000,) which of­fers a kitsch look at Le­banese his­tory through wax stat­ues, tak­ing in the Phoeni­cians, the Emirs and Le­banese folk­lore.

w Kheit

Eddé bou­tique

Eddé’s Herbs

Ebre

Alice

Rey­naldo and some Ideas

By­b­los His­toric Wax Mu­seum

By­b­los His­toric Wax Mu­seum

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