I bet most of u dont know what is Lebanon, maybe yes, and maybe no.
Lebanon is my origin. I was born in Colombia but my parents are from Lebanon. Lebanon is located on the Middle East, next to Jordan and Syria. Lebanon is an amazing country though I lived in it almost only 5 years. I want to show u all this amazing country even it's kindda having drastic political problems, it's still an amazing country and I always pray that good stuff happen to it.
It's capital is Beirut. Lebanon is an Arab country, and we have a lot of religion in it, so it's amazing.. from Christians, Catholics, Muslims Sunnis, and Muslims Chiita, Durzis, and others (dont know much about them)
Lebanon went thru so many wars (I dont want to mention them bec I dont want to discuss politics) and these wars destroyed Lebanon in all aspects, financially, economically, and in touristic sense. No one wants to visit it bec they feel it's dangerous
Lebanon sees all 4 seasons of the year, so I have posted a pic of each, amazing! If you have any question about it, please feel free to ask!
This is a must-see site, I loved Jeita!
Jeita Grotto is a compound of caves in Lebanon located 18km north from Beirut in the Valley of Nahr al-Kalb (Dog River). This grotto is comprised of two caves, an upper and lower. The caves feature many stalactites and stalagmites and a river runs through the lower cave. Much of the caves are underwater.
The lower cave of Jeita Grotto was discovered in 1836 and opened to the public in 1958. The upper cave was discovered in 1958 and opened to the public years later in 1969. Today, Jeita Grotto is a popular tourist site for both Lebanese and travelers from abroad because of its beauty and proximity to Beirut. A ropeway that ascends through the Valley of Nahr al-Kalb carries visitors to the upper cave, or visitors can use the train shuttle that continuously runs back and forth between the upper and lower caves.
Jeita Grotto is one of the most impressive underground caverns in the world. Situated under Mount Lebanon in the Nahr el Kalb (Dog River) Valley, these caves, which have been known to man since Paleolithic times, consist of a lower and upper gallery. Today, visitors can explore the 6200-metre deep (20,341ft) lower gallery by boat, whilst the upper gallery, which was not discovered until 1958, can be visited on foot by travelling down a 120-metre (394ft) tunnel. There are numerous multicoloured stalactites and stalagmites, and a huge underground lake in what is one of the world’s most impressive natural wonders.
Baalbeck, Lebanon's greatest Roman treasure, can be counted among the wonders of the ancient world. The largest and most noble Roman temples ever built, they are also among the best preserved.
Towering high above the Beqaa plain, their monumental proportions proclaimed the power and wealth of Imperial Rome. The gods worshipped here, the Triad of Jupiter, Venus and Mercury, were grafted onto the indigenous deities of Hadad, Atargatis and a young male god of fertility. Local influences are also seen in the planning and layout of the temples, which vary from the classic Roman design.
Over the centuries Baalbeck's monuments suffered from theft, war and earthquakes, as well as from numerous medieval additions.
Fortunately, the modern visitor can see the site in something close to its original form thanks to work in the past hundred years by German, French and Lebanese archaeologists.
Baalbeck is located on two main historic trade routes, one between the Mediterranean coast and the Syrian interior and the other between northern Syria and northern Palestine.
Today the city, 85 kilometers from Beirut, is an important administrative and economic center in
the northern Beqaa valley.
Pigeon rocks in Beirut
Virgin of Lebanon statue in Harissa
(Modern Maronite cathedral in background)
Mohamed al-Amin Mosque