Baakline, Lebanon in 15 amazing photos - The961

Baakline, Lebanon in 15 amazing photos

Located in Chouf, Baakline is a picturesque village that overlooks Deir El Qamar. It is mostly famous for its natural heritage making this old town an attractive destination for adventurers and people who want to relax.

The name “Baakline” is Syriac for “Beit Aakline” which means “the place of knots and turns.”

The village was founded in the 12th century and served as the capital of the Maan emirs, including the Emir Fakhreddine II making Baakline a stronghold for the Druze community in Lebanon.

Baakline is an important historical region in Lebanon. Its public library was previously the Grand Seraglio, meaning the Grand Serail. The restoration took place in 1897. The Baakline Serail comprised a court, a prison, and a gendarmerie.

It's now a quiet place rich with various volumes, reference books, and periodicals where students and scholars can study!

The palace of Sheikh Hussein Hamadeh is located in the center of town. It was built in 1591.

Take a look inside!

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The Baakline River is as magical as it looks! It's what mostly attracts people to this town!

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You can take a ride!

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Baakline is a famous destination for hikers and adventurers!

When you're there, don't hesitate to visit restaurants and bakeries. Tasting local delicacies is the best way to get to know a village.

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There are many restaurants near the river where you can have lunch while enjoying a nice view!

The Baakline River is one of the best places to go swimming in Lebanon!

It's so beautiful!

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