SHOWSTOPPING SNOWSCAPES FAQRA-KFARDEBIAN
Located at 54km from Beirut, Faqra is part of Kfardebian village set at an elevation of between 1,735 and 1,975m above sea level. Two Faqra landmarks – the Roman temples and natural bridge - take on a new look during the winter season when they are resplendent in the pure whiteness of the snow. In winter the Roman temples can only be observed from the main road, but the view is definitely worth the stop. In the upper part of the site visitors can stroll around the ruins and the two Roman altars covered with snow. Faqra’s natural limestone bridge, shaped over the centuries by wind and water, lies just a few kilometers from the Roman site and beneath it gushes the Nahr El Laban stream.
SLEEP Faqra L’auberge de
Choices range from high-end hotels, such as (09 300600; faqraclub.com) or (09 030301; terrebrunehotel.com), to the cozy and friendly overlooking Faqra’s Roman site (03 058476; troyfaqra.webs.com), or the budgetfriendly in Kfardebian village (03 214871; beity.org).
EAT Chez Michel Terre Brune Troy Hotel
Enjoy a Lebanese meal at Troy Hotel’s restaurant, at the famous (09 300614), (09 300818), (09 341800) or at (70 122414; massaya.com).
Al Kanater Massaya Chez Chaker