5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites In Lebanon!

Lebanon, a Mediterranean jewel, is the home of many historical wonders. In fact, Lebanon is a country that has thousands of years of history which makes it one of the world’s oldest countries.

UNESCO inscribed 5 World Heritage Sites in Lebanon!

Discover the 5 World Heritage Sites of Lebanon!

#1 Anjar

Anjar got established during the Umayyad period by Caliph Walid I at the beginning of the 8th century.

The ruins of Anjar are the walls of the Umayyad palace and many pillars which include some elements of the Roman architectural style.

#2 Baalbek

The Temple of Bacchus is one of the largest Roman temple ruins in the world. Also, it is so well-preserved that the carvings of lions and bulls are still visible.

#3 Byblos

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Byblos is the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world which was first inhabited between 8,800 and 7,000 B.C. This ancient city is one of the inhabited Phoenician cities and towns in Lebanon.

#4 Qadisha Valley and the Forest of the Cedars of God

Quadisha Valley means Holy Valley. It is also called by people Valley of Saints. It has housed Christian monastic communities for many centuries.

As for the Cedar trees, cedar woods were prestigious in ancient times and only rich people could afford them. In fact, King Salomon used cedarwood for his temple.

#5 Tyre

Tyre was one of the two leading city-states in Phoenicia. In fact, it was also the most important seaport for the Phoenicians, and it is today the home of many Roman ruins.