Marjeyoun, Lebanon in 15 amazing photos - The961

Marjeyoun, Lebanon in 15 amazing photos

Add this village to your bucket list!

Marjeyoun is a picturesque village in Southern Lebanon. Located 860 meters above sea level, Marjeyoun peacefully sits on a hill that faces Mount Hermon, Beaufort Castle, and Mount Lebanon.

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This village is characterized by fertile plains, traditional Lebanese houses, and churches.

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Greek Orthodox Christians compose the vast majority of the town's population. However, there are also Maronite Christians and Greek Catholic Christians in Marjeyoun.

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This village is home to many churches including Mar Elias El Hay, Mar Boutros, and Saydet El Khalas.

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The charming old, abandoned, and restored Lebanese houses add magic to the village.  

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This village perfectly preserves its natural and cultural heritage. It's refreshing to visit an authentic place once in a while.

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Marjeyoun looks like it's straight out of a fairy tale!

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There are so many things you can do in this village. If you're an adventurer, you definitely need to go on a hike.

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You can hike the Hasbaya-Marjeyoun trail. According to the Lebanon Mountain Trail Association, the hike is challenging. 

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Marjeyoun's valley is home to fertile agricultural plains. Locals are proud of their land that offers different kinds of fruits and vegetables.

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The architecture of the Lebanese houses is fascinating. The homes also contain traditional chandeliers, furniture, and sculptures.

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Nothing beats eating a nice breakfast that includes saj and fresh vegetables in the garden.

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Look at this breathtaking view!

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While you're there, consider visiting landmarks in the nearby villages. Important cultural sites that you must see are The Beaufort Castle in Arnoun and the citadel of Tebnine.

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Marjeyoun is full of hidden gems that you must explore! Add this visit to your bucket list; you won't regret it!

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