10 regions you must visit in Mount Lebanon! - The961

10 regions you must visit in Mount Lebanon!

There are many awesome regions you should visit in Mount Lebanon Governorate!

Aley

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Aley

is a serene district in Mount Lebanon. It is nicknamed “Summer’s Bride” since summers are cool in this region compared to other places in Lebanon.

Baakline

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Baakline is a picturesque village that overlooks Deir El Qamar. It is mostly famous for its natural heritage that makes this old town an attractive destination for adventurers and people who want to relax. It was founded in the 12th century and served as the capital of the Maan emirs, including the Emir Fakhreddine II.

Beit Chabab

Surrounded by pine trees, Beit Chabab is home to Lebanon’s only bell foundry that manufactures bells for the churches in Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, and Syria. Craftsmanship is this village’s signature.

Byblos

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Byblos is one of the main historic regions in Lebanon. It is home to an amphitheater, a castle, an ancient port, and temple ruins.

Chouf

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Al Chouf Biosphere Reserve is the largest one in Lebanon. It goes from Dahr Al Baidar in the north to Niha Mountain in the south. The 

reserve

 encloses three Cedar forests which constitute 25% of the remaining cedars in Lebanon.

Deir El Qamar

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Deir Al Qamar was the capital and the residence of the Emirate of Mount Lebanon from the 16th to the 18th centuries. The village is home of the Fakhreddine II Palace.

Faqra

Faqra is a historic region and a famous destination for skiers in Lebanon! While you're there, make sure to visit Qalaat Faqra!

Faraya

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Faraya is a major ski destination – not only for Lebanese but also for people in the Middle East.

Mokhtara

Located in Chouf,

Mokhtara

is a picturesque village that is famous for its traditional Lebanese houses, flowery gardens, and charming staircases. The village is characterized by Dar Al Mokhtara which is the residence of Druze leader Walid Jumblatt. This architectural masterpiece dates back to the 17th century!

Yahchouch

Yahchouch

is part of the UNESCO Network of Biosphere Reserves, and it has direct access to 

Jabal Moussa

. The natural heritage of Yahchouch includes waterfalls and pine forests.

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