Faraya, Lebanon In 20 Amazing Photos

Faraya is a pretty small village with a population of only 1,900. Despite that, it’s a major ski destination – not only for Lebanese but for people in the Middle East. https://www.instagram.com/p/BL_ZOiVAcEs

The name “Faraya” is Phoenician for “The land of fruits and vegetables” due to its fertile land.

It’s about a 45 minute to an hour drive from Beirut (assuming there’s no traffic of course).

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Faraya has an altitude from 1600 m (5250 ft) to 2300 m (7545 ft).

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In 2007, the Chabrouh Dam was completed, making it one of the highest reservoirs in the Middle East.

During the winter, Faraya becomes the main preferred destination for skiing and various winter activities like snowshoeing and snowmobiling.

During the Summer, Faraya becomes a destination for camping, ATV-ing and many more outdoor activities.

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It’s quite the beauty!

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