30+ historic sites you must visit in Lebanon!

Every year on April 18, the world observes the International Day for Monuments and Sites which was approved by the General Assembly of UNESCO in 1983. This day aims to celebrate cultural heritage and to raise awareness about the vulnerability of historic sites that need to be conserved. Lebanon is

one of the oldest countries in the world

and has 5,000 years of history. It is home to one of the most ancient civilizations in the world, Phoenicia. Lebanon hides beneath its ground an ancient world that still needs to get discovered. There are also

5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Lebanon

: Umayyad ruins, Temple of Bacchus, Byblos,  Qadisha Valley and the Forest of the Cedars of God, and Tyre. Here are the historic sites that need our protection and appreciation!

Ain Harcha Temple

Location: Ain Harcha

Beaufort Castle

Location: Nabatieh

Beit Beirut

Location: on the former Green Line

Beiteddine Palace 

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Location: Chouf

Bell foundry 


Beit Chabeb

Byblos Castle

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Location: Byblos

Byblos Port

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Location: Byblos

Bziza Temple

Location: Koura

Citadel of Raymond de Saint-Gilles

Location: Tripoli

Citadel of Mustapha Barbar Agha

Location: Iaal

God Mercury Temple

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Location: Hardine

Haidara Ruins

Location: Zahle

Khan Al Franj

Location: Saida

Mashnaqa Temple

Location: Al Mashnaqa

Moussa Castle

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Location: between Deir El Qamar and Beiteddine

Mseilha Fort

Location: Batroun

Nabi Safa Temple

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Location: Kfarmeshki

Qalaat Faqra

Location: Faqra

Qasr Naous ruins

Location: Ain Akrin

Roman amphitheater

Location: Byblos

Roman baths

Location: Downtown Beirut

Roman law school

Location: Downtown Beirut

Ruins of Tyre

Location: Tyre

Saint Louis Castle

Location: Saida

Smar Jbeil

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Location: Batroun

Sea Castle

Location: Saida

Tebnine Castle

Location: Tebnine

Temple of Bacchus

Location: Baalbek

Temple of the Obelisks

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The Egg

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10159011625075034&set=a.10158703420580034.1073741880.893495033&type=3 Location: Downtown Beirut

Umayyad ruins

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Location: Anjar

Yanouh Temple

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Location: Yanouh

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