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A Travel Guide to Exploring Lebanon

 

 

 

Explore Lebanon, a captivating Middle Eastern country with a rich history and vibrant culture. Formerly a French colony, Lebanon boasts activities for every visitor, earning it the nickname “Switzerland of the East” due to its stunning snow-capped mountains reminiscent of the Swiss Alps. Dive into this Mediterranean gem with Wakanow’s holiday packages and experience all that Lebanon has to offer. Let’s delve into the essentials for your Lebanese adventure!

 

Places to Visit

 

 


Beirut
: The capital city of Beirut is a fusion of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean influences, offering superb shopping, dining, and architectural marvels. Don’t miss the National Museum, local souks, Mohammed Al Amin Mosque, Government Palace, and the vibrant nightlife.

 

Byblos (Jbeil): Explore one of the world’s oldest inhabited cities, Byblos, with its fascinating ruins and history. Visit the Jeita Grotto for awe-inspiring caves and enjoy the city’s lively nightlife.

 

Baatara Gorge Waterfall: Witness the unique beauty of the Baatara Gorge Waterfall in central Lebanon, surrounded by picturesque mountain scenery and cedar groves.

 

Sour: Ideal for beach lovers, Sour boasts some of Lebanon’s finest beaches where you can relax or explore the town’s historical sites.

 

Baalbeck: Discover Lebanon’s Roman heritage at Baalbeck, home to impressive ruins like the Temples of Jupiter and Bacchus, and delve into the region’s winemaking traditions.

 

Best Time To Visit

 

While Lebanon experiences four distinct seasons, the best times to visit are during Spring (May and June) or Autumn (October and November). Winter (January – March) is perfect for snow sports enthusiasts.

 

Foods To Try

 

 

No visit to Lebanon is complete without sampling traditional dishes such as Shawarma, Hummus, Falafel, Labneh, Manakish, Kanafeh, Lahm bi ajin, and Kibbeh.

Currency and Language

 

Lebanon’s currency is the Lebanese Pound (LBP), and the primary language is Arabic, with some locals also speaking French. English is commonly understood, making communication easy for travelers.

 

 

 

Discover the wonders of Lebanon and immerse yourself in its captivating blend of history, culture, and natural beauty!

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