Tyre, an ancient Phoenician city, has a number of ancient sites.
Saida is the third-largest city in Lebanon, located on the Mediterranean coast.
Baalbek, City of the Sun. Holds some of the world's historical Roman sites.
Anjar is the most unique archaeological experience you’ll have in Lebanon.
Tripoli's dates back to the 14th century BC. Home to the largest fortress in Lebanon.
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Lebanese lira (LL)
US$1 = LL1502;
€1 = LL1774
Official name:
Republic of Lebanon
Area
10, 452 sq km
Country code
961
Language
Arabic
Capital
Beirut
Population
4.4 million
Why Lebanon
Culture & History
Beirut was destroyed and rebuilt 7 times (this is why it's compared to the Phoenix.)
 
Lebanon is the only Asian/African country that doesn't have a desert.
 
Lebanon is one of the most populated countries in its archeological sites, in the world!
 
There are 15 rivers in Lebanon (all of them coming from its own mountains)
 
There's 3.5 Million Lebanese in Lebanon 12. There's around 10 Million Lebanese outside Lebanon!
 
People say that the cedars were planted by God's own hands (This is why they're called "The Cedars of God", and this is why Lebanon is called "God's Country on Earth."
 
The first alphabet was created by Cadmus in Byblos (city in Lebanon)
 
The name of the BIBLE is originated  from the name of the city BYBLOS!!!
 
The only temple of Jupiter (the main Greek god) is in Baalbeck, Lebanon (The City of the Sun)
 
Lebanon's name has been around for 4.000 yrs non- stop (it's the oldest country/ nation's name in the world!)
 
Lebanon is the country that has the most books written about it.
 
The name LEBANON appears 75 times in the Old Testament
 
Lebanon has been occupied by over 16 countries: (Egyptians-Hittites-Assyrians - Babylonians- Persians- Alexander the greats Army- the Roman Empire Byzantine- the Arabian Peninsula-The Crusaders- the Ottoman Empire Britain- France- Israel- Syria)
A land of golden beaches and stunning mountain landscapes. Landscapes that change with the seasons, but are always bathed in the warm sun. The daylight rising over Lebanon brings endless opportunities of fun, beach, nature and outdoor activities. You’ll never know what to choose.
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Lebanese time is G.M.T. +2 hours in winter (October to March) and +3 hours in summer (April to September)
While Arabic is Lebanon's official language, English and French are widely spoken.
All foreigners must have a valid passport and visa to enter Lebanon.
The official Lebanese currency is the Lebanese pound or lira (LL).
All personal belongings are exempt from ordinary customs duties.
Lebanon is a developed country with relatively good health facilities.
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