Lebanon Traveler - - IN FOCUS BEIRUT -

Only 23km south of Beirut, Jiyeh is known for its unique 7km-long-stretch of sandy beach, along Le­banon’s mainly rocky coast­line. The prophet Jonah was said to have landed on its shores when he was spat out by the whale, as de­scribed in the Bi­ble. Lo­cals built an or­a­tory ded­i­cated to him, known as Maqâm of Nabi Younes (Prophet Jonas), which still stands un­til to­day. Many in­vaders have passed through Jiyeh, known as

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