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Lebanon Traveler - - TOURING LEBANON -

Has­roun is known for its cool cli­mate and fresh moun­tain air, which beckon vis­i­tors to ex­plore the vil­lage. Fol­low in the foot­steps of trav­el­ers and pain­ters from all over the world who were in­spired and charmed by the vil­lage. Emily Anne Beau­fort lauded Has­roun as “the most lux­u­ri­ant spot…in Le­banon” in her book “Egyp­tian sep­ul­chers and Syr­ian shrines” (1862), not­ing that “ev­ery inch of soil is cul­ti­vated and the place is buried in thick­ets and forests of thorns.” The Egyp­tian artist Mar­guerite Yazbek painted land­scapes of the vil­lage, jux­ta­pos­ing its fiery red roofs with the green of the cedars sur­round­ing it. Get in­spired and take a walk around the old souk to dis­cover what mem­o­ra­bilia, sou­venirs, and fresh lo­cal pro­duce are on of­fer. Vis­i­tors can en­joy sea­sonal fruits like plums, apri­cots, and ap­ples or shop for hand­made jew­elry and re­li­gious mem­o­ra­bilia. Be sure to en­joy a stroll by one of Has­roun’s many quaint foun­tains found all over the vil­lage and af­ter­wards while away the hours in one of the vil­lage’s many tra­di­tional cafes, where vis­i­tors can en­joy nar­guileh and a game of backgam­mon, such as Ras Al Nabeh (06 590118).

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