10 Most Photographed Sites in Lebanon

Lebanon is without any doubt one of the most awe-inspiring countries in the world. Unique in its kind, it stands grand with natural and unnatural treasures that attract people from all over the world.


It is actually unsurprising that Beirut is the Middle East capital of the over-photographed. From locals to tourists, everyone relishes in taking photos and selfies in some of the most amazing sites of Lebanon.

Ten of these sites hit the chart as the most photographed by both locals and tourists, but also by the international and local media and professional photographers.

#1 Baalbek Temples

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Baalbek temples, built at the end of the third millennium B.C., are one of the most attractive touristic destinations in Lebanon. 

A sacred site back then, its ancient temples with their massive columns have resisted times and evolution, becoming themselves irresistible to amateur and professional photographers alike. 


#2 Beirut from above

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There is just something about capturing Beirut skyline that never gets out of date.

Reaching our international airport by plane, nearly everyone gets fascinated by Beirut City scenery from above. Cameras in motion, the attempts to take in much as possible have been countless, so have been the photos.


#3 Beirut at night

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The beauty of Beirut never fades. At night, the city looks even more attractive and vibrant. It turns totally magical with its lights glorifying its old and modern architecture, and the sea reflecting their beauty in vibrant colors. No camera could ever resist it! 


#4 Mohammed Amin Mosque and St. George Cathedral

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The Mohammed Amin Mosque and the St. George Maronite cathedral is a famous archaeological site of Lebanon. These two sacred monuments, standing side by side, expresses the beauty of our religious coexistence in Lebanon.

Together, they form a pictorial symbol of unity that never ceases to amaze and attract locals and visitors alike. Its photos of all angles have been countless.


#5 The Seaside Castle of Sidon

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The Seaside Castle of Sidon was built by the Crusaders in the thirteenth century as a fortress of the holy land. It is one of Lebanon main touristic attractions. For its beauty and history, it stands as one of our most photographed sites.


#6 The Cedar

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One of the most defining features of the history and culture of Lebanon is definitely the Cedar Tree. This ancient Cedar Tree has been long cherished for its beauty, its majesty and its symbolization of eternity and strength. 

Honored as the emblem of Lebanon, it has taken its rightful glorious place in the heart of our national flag. 


#7 The Clock Tower of Place de l’Étoile

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Place de l’Etoile or Nejmeh Square is one of the most attractive spots in the heart of the Central District of Beirut. Its tower, built with a four-faced Rolex clock, dates back to 1934.  Since that time, its site has become a Landmark of Beirut for having been exceedingly photographed when Beirut is concerned.


#8 Jeita Grotto

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Jeita Grotto is one of the most attractive touristic destinations in Lebanon, and the most fascinating one, for both locals and tourists. It has even hosted international concerts in its midst.

Astonishing in natural artwork, eeriness, and size, Jeita Grotto was nominated for the New 7 Wonders of Nature, and selected among the top 14 finalists. Jeita Grotto was and will always be a marvel of nature, capturing the hearts and cameras of its visitors. 


#9 Byblos

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A UNESCO World Heritage site, Byblos or Jbeil is an all-time favorite city among local and tourists. It dates back to 5000 BC as a continuously inhabited city, standing as one of the oldest in the world. 

Biblos was initially built by the Phoenicians as an important trade port city.  An impressive architectural structure of a Crusader castle and fortress stands as one of the most visited historical sites in Lebanon.


#10 Raoushe

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The Pigeon Rocks of Raoushe, formed in the prehistoric era by a geologic movement, constitute a most-famous landmark of Lebanon.

Rising at 60-meter high offshore, they form a couple that withstood the ages to welcome you to the city of Beirut. Spectacular at sunset, they are sought after for splendid romantic photos.


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