Home Magazine Travel & Leisure Guides South Lebanon is where culture, history, and natural beauty meet! If you need a quick getaway, pack your bags and head south! Temple of Eshmun @wissam.khalil_deluxeembedded via Location: Sidon The Temple of Eshmun is an ancient place of worship dedicated to Eshmun, the Phoenician god of healing. It was built in the 7th century BC. Debbane Palace @e_fortin_embedded via Location: Sidon This palace was built at the beginning of the 18th century by the Ottoman Hammoud family of Moroccan origins. Youssef Debbané bought the palace in 1800. Bkassine Pine Forest @trishaturembedded via Location: Bkassine This forest is a famous destination for hikers and adventure lovers. It is the biggest pine forest in Lebanon. Bkassine is the home of old bridges, heritage houses, and natural wonders. Roman Arch of Triumph @m_kay6embedded via Location: Tyre The Arc of Triumph is one of the most fascinating archeological sites. It is standing tall and proud since the 2nd century BC. Our Lady of Maghdouche @yasmiin.sabbahembedded via Location: Maghdouche It is believed that the cave below the sculpture is where the Virgin Mary was waiting for Jesus when they were in Sidon. Khan Al Franj @libano_brasilembedded via Location: Sidon Emir Fakhreddine built Khan El Franj in the 17th century to accommodate French merchants and boost the trade with Europe. It’s a large courtyard with a fountain in the center. Beaufort Castle @hassanbitarrembedded via Location: Nabatieh The Crusaders built this castle in the 12th century. It offers a beautiful view of south Lebanon and Palestine. Remains of an arena @livelove.tyreembedded via Location: Tyre Saint Louis Castle @tudoaquiloembedded via Location: Sidon The castle was built in 1254 by French crusaders. It was altered a number of times until the 17th century. Sidon Sea Castle @majd_amerembedded via Location: Sidon Lebanon’s famous Sea Castle was built by the Crusaders in the thirteenth century. It is located on a small island connected to the mainland. Hippodrome @mohdmmansourembedded via Location: Tyre Hippodrome is a UNESCO World Heritage site that dates back to the 2nd century CE. It is considered one of the largest and best preserved Roman hippodromes of its type.