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Old March 6th, 2007, 06:45 AM   #1
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Bcherri

Bcharre, 1400 meters high and 120 km from Beirut, is a mountain town in a touristic area in north Lebanon and is at the top of the Qadisha valley
and just below the Cedars forest and the Cedars Skiing resort. Bcharre is the hometown and resting place of Gibran Khalil Gibran (1883-1931) the
mystic poet, painter and philosopher.

The journey to Bcharre passes through some of Lebanon's most spectacular scenery. The mountain road winds through the countryside where
houses cling precariously to the cliffs, and a patchwork of vineyards and olive groves stretch out into the lush valleys. One of the country's
most unforgettable vistas is of the Qadisha valley (a world heritage site) which plunges down toward the coast from the Cedars.

The Cedars grove in Bcharre, known as Horsh Arz Al Rab (a world heritage site), is perhaps the best place to see the huge and majestic Cedars
of Lebanon as it contains some ancient trees. Among its Cedars are some 400 ancient ones and some of them are more than 1500 years old.
The grove sits in Lebanon's highest mountain range, on Mount Makmel. From the summit of the mountain you have a panoramic view of the coast
of Lebanon, and on a clear day you can see the island of Cyprus.

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Old March 6th, 2007, 07:03 AM   #2
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lovely, I love this city! Sticky
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Old March 6th, 2007, 08:17 AM   #3
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I LOVE BSHARRE

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note the waterfall (middle background)

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Old March 6th, 2007, 08:33 AM   #4
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Old March 6th, 2007, 11:36 PM   #5
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In memory of Gibran Khalil Gibran



His house which was was turned into a museum









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Old March 7th, 2007, 12:54 AM   #6
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Old May 1st, 2007, 06:48 AM   #7
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i love this village!! thanks
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Old June 20th, 2007, 04:50 AM   #9
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they shouldn't build houses with no red rooftops it's making the village ugly
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Old October 20th, 2007, 05:16 AM   #13
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Old January 2nd, 2008, 05:07 AM   #14
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It's not getting any prettier!

The town is not wealthy, but it will lose out on the chance of developing as a tourism site if the local municipality doesn't step in soon with some design requirements. They could make hipped or pyramidical roofs a requirement for example. Even if tiling is too expensive now, at least the structures could be made ready.
Aside from that, I think Becharre and many mountain villages need a 'town square' initiative. They are developing spread out along the roads, with no real central heart for the communities to gather in. Please, anyone, correct me if you know of other exceptions, but for now, I can only think of Deir el Amar and Ehden as villages that have a central square as a gathering/anchoring point.
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A lot of villages in South Lebanon also have a central square where people gather...
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hey,i went up 2 weeks ago to ehden in a school trip with my freinds wew slept at ehden country club and spent the next day in bcharre and i took alot of nice pics of the town bas i'd really like it if someone told me how to upload them !!!!
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See the last page in the 'Post ur pics" thread
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