45 Pictures That Will Make Your Beirut-y Friends Want To Visit Tripoli

@judyfinge | @know.tripoli

It’s not often that people from , let alone Kesserwan, or even Byblos, make the trip up north beyond Batroun to , ’s second-largest city.

That is partly due to the distance. It can take between 1.5 to 2 hours to reach the northern capital from depending on the traffic.

Another reason is that some worry whether it is safe to visit , which had long been misrepresented in ’s media as a place of terror when in fact it is the city of harmony.

There are many aspects to . There is the old and authentic side of and there is the new part of the city, which was only developed in the last 30-40 years.

But here are some pictures that will represent what the news doesn’t show about , from uncovering the mystic secrets of the old souks to watching the sunset at the Mina.

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