12 Reasons To Visit Deir El-Qamar In Lebanon

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Located in the Chouf District only 5 kilometers from Beiteddine, Deir El-Qamar, which translates into Monastery of the Moon, is a Lebanese village as beautiful and long-standing as the shining celestial body.

#1 Historic City

Deir El Qamar was the first to establish a municipality in Lebanon in 1864.

#2 Traditional Architecture

Deir el Qamar has some of the most beautiful traditional houses in Lebanon, some quite imposing.

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#3 Ottoman Remains

Deir El-Qamar holds some remains from the Ottoman period, notably the 15th-century Fakhreddine Mosque, Fakhreddine II Palace, and the old Khan Al-Harir (silk souk).

#4 Fakhreddine II Palace

The 17th century Fakhreddine II Palace is for Lebanon a symbol of freedom, industry, art, and Lebanese courage during the Ottoman period.

#5 Saydet El-Talle Church

Important historical religious site “Our Lady of The Hill” is a Maronite Church that dates back to the 15th century.

#6 Historic Hotel

Originally built as a palace in 1827 by Emir Bashir II, Deir El-Oumara (The Dwelling of the Princes) is a historic building dating back hundreds of years. It is a popular spot for weddings.

#7 Marie Baz Wax Museum

The wax museum is housed by the 17th century Fakhreddine II Palace.

It exhibits 150 wax figurines, executed by the sculptors of the Grevin Museum in Paris. They represent the Lebanese who shaped the history of Lebanon by their talents, their writings, and their political decisions.

#8 Relaxing Guesthouses

The picturesque village is complete with guesthouses where visitors can stay as they discover the many hidden treasures of the town.

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#9 Beautiful Alleys of Past Times

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Deir al Qamar Текст бессовестным образом скопирован из интернета. В течение XVI—XVIII веков Дейр-эль-Камар был столицей и резиденцией губернаторов Ливана. Это была первая деревня в Ливане, где в 1864 году появился муниципалитет, а также родились многие известные личности, как художники, писатели и политики. Дейр-эль-Камар — это главное укрытие друзов зимой, а Бааклин — это город, в котором они проживали летом. Дейр-эль-Камар известен, как столица эмиров. В городе жили люди разных верований, а в городе стояли мечеть, синагога и христианские церкви. В 1860 году Дейр-эль-Камар был разрушен во время гражданской войны между друзами и христианами. Наполеон III отправил контингент французов в город, чтобы восстановить Дейр-эль-Камар. В 1864 году Дейр-эль-Камар избрал первый муниципалитет в арабских провинциях Османской империи. Перепись населения, проведенная османами во время правления Коркмаза бин-маана, отца Фахр ад-Дина II, насчитывала 156 человек в Дейр эль-Камаре, и все они были друзами. Сегодня 85 % жителей Дейр-эль-Камара составляют марониты, а 14 % — мелькиты.

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If these ancient alleys could speak, so many stories they could tell…

#10 A place to enjoy nature

#11 Oustanding sceneries

#12 The Moussa Castle nearby

While in town, one must also visit the Moussa Castle, located between Deir el Qamar and Beit Eddine. It is the life work of a Lebanese romantic dreamer, whose 60 years of dedicated hard-work made him and the castle an inspiring legend. Get to know his story here.

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