These Are The 7 Common Misconceptions About Lebanon!

If you abroad or have ever met a foreign person, you know that there are lots of misconceptions about , almost as if no one knows anything about it!

Here are 7 things that foreigners get wrong about !

#1 is sandy

Fun fact: is the only country in the Middle East that does not have a desert. Lebanese people are proud of their country that is full of wonders. In fact, is famous for its snow-capped mountains in winter. Also, has 15 rivers that come from its mountains. Check out

the 7 wonders of Lebanon that should be on the world wonders list

!

#2 is still at war

The ended in 1990. Currently, is not at war. Here are 

9 pictures that show Lebanon during and after the Lebanese civil war

!

#3 is a Muslim country

There are 18 sects in making it religiously diverse! Muslims and Christians coexist in . In the video below, Ave Maria and the Adhan are merged and sung by Tania Kassis, Maen Zakaria & Mahmoud Massaad.

#4 The Lebanese cuisine is mostly about hummus and tabbouleh

As much as Lebanese people adore hummus and tabbouleh, our diet is not based soley on these dishes. We have a large variety of dishes that constitute one of the most delicious and among the

healthiest cuisines

in the world. In fact, has been ranked first place in the “

Best International Cities For Food

” category in 2016 by & Leisure!

#5 is still scarred from the civil war

It is true that got destroyed during the civil war, but we all know that this city is like a Phoenix and that nothing stops it from moving forward. was reconstructed, and it is the land of architectural wonders!

#6 is a conservative country

Compared to other Middle Eastern countries, is the least conservative one. In fact, women do not have to be veiled. Also, has a legendary nightlife! You should definitely watch this

video

about ’s nightlife by Red Bull!

#7 There is no freedom of expression in

A person who follows the media in knows that Lebanese people dare to express their opinions. The art of graffiti is a medium that some Lebanese use to communicate their thoughts.


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