Top things to do in Lebanon

A few of the thousands of top things to do and see in Lebanon – Quelques-unes des nombreuses meilleures choses à faire et voir au Liban

I have used another blog article called “top 25 : Things to see & do in lebanon this summer” to find the inspiration to start my travel. Slowly, after a while, I switched from touristic things to culinary discoveries and I stopped following the advice of this Australian man but his recommendations are quiet right I woud say.

Lebanon is full of caves, waterfalls, monasteries, grotto and if you ask people around you, they all know where you can find something which is not on the list but that diserves to be seen. They would also take you there if you’re nice and smiling, and buy you water, manaish and ice cream. The best way to discover Lebanon is following lebanese advices then.

For country info : wikipedia link

And for the ones who want to find very nice trails and trekking (it’s very hard (impossible) to find the different paths without this website) : LMT website

 

Je me suis beaucoup inspirée d’un article d’un blog appelé “top 25 : Things to see & do in Lebanon this summer” pour commencer mon aventure. Puis au fil de l’eau, j’ai ralenti la partie touristique pour me concentrer sur la partie culinaire et j’ai donc abandonné les recommandations de cet Australien. Je dois cependant lui rendre justice et dire que son article est très bon, dixit les Libanais que j’ai rencontrés et le plaisir que j’ai eu à découvrir ces endroits tous plus chouettes les uns que les autres.

Le Liban est un pays qui regorge d’incroyables sites naturels comme des grottes, des caves, des chutes d’eau, des monastères… Ce n’est pas toujours simple de trouver le point d’intérêt car il n’y a ni panneau, ni Google map ici mais les gens adorent aider les étrangers et sont toujours très patients quand il s’agit de donner des directions. La plupart du temps, les Libanais vous emmèneront bien volontiers à l’endroit que vous cherchez si vous êtes souriant et sympathique, ils vous offriront même de l’eau, un manaish ou une crème glacée alors il ne faut pas hésiter. Le meilleur moyen de visiter le Liban est donc de suivre les recommandations et explications des Libanais.

Pour les infos concernant le pays : Lien wikipedia

Pour les gens qui souhaitent faire de la rando ou des treks (il est extrêmement difficile de trouver les chemins sans l’aide de ce site) : site LMT

 

 

Beirut

Blue mosque_Beirut_Lebanon_Night picture_Top things to seeThe great mosque in downtown Beirut

Clock tower_Beirut_lebanon_abandonned area during the demonstrations_Ghost area_PigeonsThe clock tower in downtown Beirut – The ghost area during the demonstrations for the garbage / coruption

Raouche sea rock_Beirut_Lebanon_Top things to seeRaouché sea rock, also know as Pigeon rock

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The promenade by the sea

Beirut by night_Beirut_lebanon_Top things to see_corniche_promenadeThe promenade by night

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The messy and smelly port – But busy and interesting

Woman on a swing_Graffiti_Street art_Beirut_LebanonThe graffiti all around the city – Check out the map with a few of my favorite graffitis

 

Tripoli

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The view from the citadel of Tripoli

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Amira minkara mosque

Tripoli_World exhibitions abandonned area_LebanonThe abandonned world exhibition area and its incredible buildings

 

Bcharry / Bcharre / Becharre

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Qannoubine Monastery

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Our lady of Hawqa

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Qadisha Grotto

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The small chapel between Bcharry and Ariz

cedar's heaven_bcharry_view point_Things to do_lebanonThe view from Cedar’s heaven restaurant

 

Tanourine – Baatara cave

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Baatara gorge_Waterfall_Top things to do and see in lebanon_Tanourine

 

Batroun

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Rocky beach, metal swing and railway to the bush…

 

Byblos and its surroundings

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El mina in Byblos (the port – la Marina)

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The cathedral in Byblos – Our lady of delivrance

Afqa waterfall_Lebanon_Tanourine_Top things to see and do in lebanonAfqa waterfall

 

Jounieh and surroundings

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Harissa – Our lady of Lebanon

The beautiful #basilica next to #harissa, our Lady of #lebanon in #jounieh

Une photo publiée par Eats To West (@eats2west) le

 Tyre / Sour

Tyre_Sour_Lebanon_Top things to do_Ruins_Alexander the greatThe ruins of Tyre of the ancient roman city. Can you imagine that Alexandre the great walked this path?!?

 

Baalbeck

Baalbeck_Lebanon_Oldest city_Roman_3000 years BC Baalbeck-Old roman city_Syrian border_lebanon Baalbeck_Lebanon_Old roman city3000 years old roman city of Baalbeck

 

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