20+ Pictures From Akkar That Will Blow Your Mind

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In the northernmost side of Lebanon is the vast Akkar Governorate. The entire region is divided into over 100 municipalities.

On its western side, it is ample with agricultural land. On its eastern side, it has some of Lebanon’s most beautiful forests and mountains.

Akkar’s capital Halba is located just one hour from the northern city Tripoli.

According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Akkar is divided into six main areas, Al-Sahel, Middle and Higher Drei, Joume, Shaffat, and Qaita.

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Akkar from above- by @rabzthecopter

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According to the OCHA also, Akkar is Lebanon’s poorest governorate, but these pictures prove that it has the richest most beautiful lands.

Bqarzla Waterfalls

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Golden waterfall- by @imad.baraket #liveloveakkar

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Akkar is special for its views and natural attractions, one example is the Bqarzla Waterfalls.

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Waterfalls paradise #Arqa by @batlounis

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Qamouaa Nature Reserve

Qamouaa is rich with nature and is a popular hiking location in Fnaidek. Within it is the mystical El Ezr Forest.

The Ezr Forest

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The red forest- by @harbsjack #liveloveakkar

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Located in El Qamouaa, the Ezr Forest (Ghabet El 3ezr) looks like it’s straight from a fairytale!

It has trees that are a thousand years old. It is a popular hiking spot located in Fdanidek for its distinct iron oak trees.

Oyoun El Samak

Oyoun meaning “springs” refers to the numerous sources of water found in the region.

It is popular for hiking and picnics, and the perfect road trip destination.

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Amazing- by @alidaher89 #liveloveakkar

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It has many restaurants with views of its springs and lakes.

Having two springs that look like fish eyes can also explain the name of the spot.

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#repost @jihad.asmar ใƒปใƒปใƒป ๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ธ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ ๐˜ฟ๐™ž๐™–๐™ข๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™™ ; ๐—ฆ๐—ผ๐—ณ๐˜ ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ธ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ ๐™›๐™ก๐™ค๐™ฌ๐™š๐™ง !! @sandrabaho !!! ………………………………………………………………….. When It comes to produce a great combination in our photographs, Sandra & Myself are nailing it!๐Ÿค— Well, It was one of the best and productive road trip made till now! Trust me, there is no better than having a lovely and adorable Company during the extremely long road trips!! Ouyoun el Samak, was our final destination!! And after many hours of driving, we finally reached the area!!! Weather conditions didnโ€™t help us that much, but still!! We made one of the desired shot!! Whoever said Lebanon isnโ€™t beautiful is totally wrong, all what is missing is the following: Some education regarding trash and people behavior toward Nature, when the previous is done!! We will have another ๐—ฆ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐˜‡๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ and yes, in ๐—Ÿ๐—ฒ๐—ฏ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ผ๐—ป! โ€œ๐˜š๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ฎ๐˜บ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ, ๐˜‘๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ตโ€ was the sentence I said to Sandra!! And she replied back with the awesome photograph posted above!! ๐Ÿ‘ป โ€œ๐—”๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฌ๐—ฒ๐˜€, ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐—ช๐—˜ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ ๐—ถ๐˜!!!โ€ ๐Ÿ‘ป Hope you liked it, and as usual, all negative/positive are really highly appreciated!!! Enjoy the shot, the view, the river, life, Akkar, the story, Lebanon, the combination, the frame and have an astonishing Day!!!๐Ÿค“ #Landscape #travelphotography #liveloveBeirut #Nikon #river #stars #Lebanon #travelgram #like #akkar #action #nature #vacation #life #colors #explore #Benro #longexposure #beautifuldestinations #livelovelebanon #photooftheday #adventure #lifeofadventure #weekend #photographer โ˜ฅ ุงู„ู…ุฌุฏ ู„ู„ู‡ ………………………………………………………………….. And as usual, whenever you have time feel free to check my website for new posts: www.JihadAsmar.com

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Akkar Al Atiqah – Old Akkar

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Breath taking moment- By @lamabbas #liveloveakkar

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One of the most peaceful spots in Akkar, the old town, has a Phoenician fortress and a network of underground tombs, and a monastery from the Byzantine-era, and more.

In 2016, this village was voted Lebanon’s favorite in a poll made by L’Orient Le Jour in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism.

Al Qubayyat

The quiet village of Al Qubbayat is the biggest Christian village in Akkar and is one of Lebanon’s oldest towns. It has over 25 churches, covents, and monasteries. The village holds Qubbayat festivals ever summer.

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The next time you think of taking a long road trip, head up to Akkar, and discover its untouched glory.

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