With Lebanon’s natural wonders, one can’t miss enjoying its many forests, especially its different nature reserves, whether for a day of hiking or for a nice walk to breathe in the fresh air and boost your energy!
This reserve in Chouf is the largest one in Lebanon. It goes from Dahr Al Baidar in the north to Niha Mountain in the south. It encloses 3 cedar forests which constitute 25% of the remaining cedars in Lebanon. In fact, this reserve is home to 200 birds that include ones that are rare.
The Holy Valley is the ultimate destination for people who seek peace and adventure. It is the home of the Colombian hermit Father Dario Escobar who has been living in Our Lady of Hawqa Monastery for almost 2 decades.
The reserve in Ehden contains cedars and encloses 1,058 plant species which 40% of them are native plant species in Lebanon. This place is also rich with trees: 39 species of native trees have been identified.
This nature reserve protects one of the largest cedar forests in Lebanon. It houses birds, insects, mushrooms, and flowers. It includes many trails that uncover the beauty of Lebanon and its rich culture in different ways.
The Cedars of God in the mountains of Bsharre is the most famous cedar patch and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Phoenicians exported cedar woods which were considered luxurious. In fact, King Salomon used cedarwood for his temple.
Deemed as one of the most beautiful forests in the world, it is home to some 100 varieties of wildflowers, and over 4,000 Iron Oaks, hence its name. It is located in Akkar at 1600m of altitude and it is absolutely a must-visit. Check it out here!
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