North Lebanon is where nature, history, and culture meet!
Qadisha Valley is a gorge that lies within the Bcharre and Zgharta districts in Northern Lebanon. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The valley has housed Christian monastic communities for many centuries and it’s now a destination where people seek peace, and where pilgrims pray. If you’re an adventurer or a photographer, make sure to visit the valley; it’s exciting and breathtaking!
Gibran Khalil Gribran Museum
Located in Bcharreh, the Gibran Khalil Gibran Museum is home to the late great author’s furniture, personal belongings, private library, manuscripts, and 440 original paintings.
Lebanon’s railway was 400 km long. It connected Beirut to Damascus and Haifa. Unfortunately, the train stations have been abandoned because of the Lebanese Civil War. This train is located in Tripoli.
Phoenician Sea Wall
The Phoenicians built this wall in the sea in Batroun to protect themselves from tidal waves and enemies.
Palm Islands Nature Reserve
Palm Islands are three islands that are located 5.5 kilometers to the northwest of El Mina, Tripoli. This reserve is the home of the endangered loggerhead turtle and 156 species of birds.
It is also rich in historical and archaeological sites such as the remains of a Crusader church, baths from the 13th century, and an old salt evaporation pond.
Unusual houses in Miziara
Miziara, a beautiful town in Zgharta, is home to unusual houses such as an airplane, a pyramid, and a Greek temple!
Citadel of Raymond de Saint-Gilles
Raymond de Saint-Gilles, the Count of Toulouse and the commander of the Crusaders, built this castle in Tripoli in 1103 A.D.
Cedars of God
The Cedars of God is the most famous cedar patch and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Balaa gorge waterfall drops into the Baatara pothole which is located on the Lebanon Mountain Trail, more precisely in Tannourine. It’s breathtaking!
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.