Tannourine is a mesmerizing village in North Lebanon. It enjoys a rich ecosystem and is home to one of the largest cedar forests in Lebanon.
If you’re looking for an adventure, Tannourine should be your next destination!
This village is a popular destination among hikers and campers due to its distinguished local attractions.
Balou3 Bal3a attracts thousands of adventurers every year. The Baatara Gorge Waterfall drops into the pothole which is comprised of three natural bridges. The view is spectacular.
The Tannourine Cedars Forest Nature Reserve protects one of the largest cedar forests in Lebanon. It houses birds, insects, mushrooms, and flowers. It includes many trails that uncover the beauty of Lebanon and its rich culture in different ways.
Tannourine has two trails that are part of the Lebanon Mountain Trail. You can hike from Tannourine El Faouqa to Akoura (17.2 km) or from Bazaoun to Tannourine El Fawqa (19.7 km).
The LMT is the first long-distance hiking trail in Lebanon. It extends from Andaket in the north to Marjeyoun in the south. The trail showcases the natural beauty and cultural wealth of Lebanon’s mountains.
You can also stargaze in Tannourine. Since the light pollution is low in the village, you can easily spot the Milky Way.
Astronomy enthusiasts spend many nights under the stars to capture the most magical photos.
You can also climb rocks; if you dare!
Tannourine is well known for its ancient monasteries. This village became a refuge for the Maronites fleeing from persecution in the 5th century A.D.
This village is home to many churches including Mar Yaacoub, Mar Challita, Saydet Al Azraa, Mar Sarkis, and many more.
The specialties of Tannourine are shish barak with keshek. Locals are also proud of the village’s apples!
Traditional Lebanese houses add a charming feel to the village.