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).