Lebanon has many famous, beautiful places to visit like Jeita Grotto, Al Raouche, and Tyre. But there are many hidden places you may or may not know of that show just how unique and mesmerizing this country is.
Each one of these 20 hidden gems is different and has its own specific attributes that make it special!
Chouwen Lake is a serene, blue Ibrahim river flowing between two green mountains. Once you’re on the river shore, you’ll feel the safety of this natural refuge envelop you. It is a testament to Lebanon’s endless supply of beauty.
After a 30-minute hike to reach the river, you can take a swim in the cold river water. You can also enjoy a picnic with friends or family on the sandy shore.
This gem lies in the Bekaa district. It is the largest wetland in Lebanon, and you’ll never see anything like it in the country. Walking on the narrow dirt road between the swamps of water, you’ll find many different animals and plants around you.
Water buffalos, mountain gazelles, and many types of birds roam the wetlands.
This is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the Middle East. It feeds into the Nahr Ibrahim river. In Greek Mythology, Adonis, the God of beauty, was born and died at the foot of the waterfall in Afqa.
It is located in the Kesserwan governate few kilometers away from Faraya.
Located in Akkar, Al Ezer forest, also known as the Iron Oak Forest, is one of the most beautiful forests in the world. It is estimated to house over 4,000 Iron Oak trees. It also contains more than 100 varieties of wildflowers.
This forest is known to have a great view of the Milky Way, which is why people often go there at night.
Some Lebanese will tell you that this is their favorite beach in the country. The rocky shore is what makes it so unique since you have many jumping points, places to picnic, or even just lay down your towel.
It is one of the cleanest beaches in Lebanon, and you can even find yourself in caves, or hideaways between the rocks.