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.
This village is characterized by fertile plains, traditional Lebanese houses, and churches.
Greek Orthodox Christians compose the vast majority of the town's population. However, there are also Maronite Christians and Greek Catholic Christians in Marjeyoun.
This village is home to many churches including Mar Elias El Hay, Mar Boutros, and Saydet El Khalas.
The charming old, abandoned, and restored Lebanese houses add magic to the village.
This village perfectly preserves its natural and cultural heritage. It's refreshing to visit an authentic place once in a while.
Marjeyoun looks like it's straight out of a fairy tale!
There are so many things you can do in this village. If you're an adventurer, you definitely need to go on a hike.
You can hike the Hasbaya-Marjeyoun trail. According to the Lebanon Mountain Trail Association, the hike is challenging.
Marjeyoun's valley is home to fertile agricultural plains. Locals are proud of their land that offers different kinds of fruits and vegetables.
The architecture of the Lebanese houses is fascinating. The homes also contain traditional chandeliers, furniture, and sculptures.
Nothing beats eating a nice breakfast that includes saj and fresh vegetables in the garden.
Look at this breathtaking view!
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.
Marjeyoun is full of hidden gems that you must explore! Add this visit to your bucket list; you won't regret it!