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The Qadisha Valley is located in Northern Lebanon. The valley is a deep gorge created by the river, Kadisha, that is also known with the name of Nahr Abu Ali when it reaches Tripoli, Lebanon. The most scenic section of the valley is stretched for approximately twenty kilometers between Bsharri and Tourza.

The valley hosts some of the most ancient Christian monastic communities of the Middle East, including Deir Qannubin which used to be the See of the Maronite Patriarch, Deir Mar Elisha and Deir Mar Antonios Qozhaya which can be accessed from the town of Arbet Qozhaya.

In 1998, the UNESCO added the valley to the list of World Heritage Sites because it is one of the most important early Christian monastic settlements in the world.Historians believe that the Kadisha Valley has had monastic communities continuously since the earliest years of Christianity. UNESCO considers the monasteries of the Kadisha Valley as the most significant surviving examples of early Christian faith.
 

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Tibnine (or Tebnine) is a village in South Lebanon. It has several social economic resources such as a governmental hospital, a police station, post office, financial institutions as well as cafes and commercial shops. In the summer, Tebnine is a lively place as people come from both Beirut and foreign countries for their summer vacation. The nightlife is marked with a family-like gathering of the townspeople who often dress fashionably and take relaxing walks on the long stretch of road that extends from the start to the end of the village. Tebnine is also known for its crusader castle.
 

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Barouk Cedars Reserve.It is located on the slopes of Barouk mountain and has an area of 550 km², nearly 5.3% of the Lebanese territory.
 

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WEEK END SPECIAL : QANA

the city of Qana (Cana in the Bible) is a reasonable drive east from Tyre.
There is a cave in Qana that is said to be where Jesus and the disciples would take refuge from the heat for lessons, and the city of Qana is said to be where Jesus turned water into wine. The cave itself and surrounding tourist area is very well kept up, remarkably so for Lebanon, and worth a visit. It is also where israeilis commited two horrible massacres in the last decade.
 

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Brummana, (750m high, 20km from Beirut)
Broummana lies between Beit Mery and Baabdat at an ideal spot to catch the breeze and has a pleasant climate all through summer. Its pine trees further add to its charm, making walks in the hillside pleasant and relaxing. Overlooking the Mediterranean, Broummana also offers a spectacular view of Beirut. Today, Broummana becomes quite active in the summer time heaving with hotels, restaurants, cafes and nightlife. During the July-September period and at the weekends, the town can be exceptionally crowded. Out of season, the town is quieter.
 

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Tripoli or Trablos is the second-largest city in Lebanon, and second-largest port in Lebanon, with about 500,000 inhabitants. The most famous sites of the city are the crusader castle and the old souks. Snowy mountains can also be seen from Tripoli.
 

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Chateau de Beaufort or Belfort is a Crusader fortress in Nabatiye Governorate, southern Lebanon, about 1 kilometer to the south-south-west of the village of Arnoun. More informations about the castle's history here.
 

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Wonderful pics & country. Small yet so diverse.
That's true. You can find beaches, snow, mountains, plains, forests, grottos, rivers, waterfalls, red roofed villages, developed cities, natural wonders, roman temples, archeological ruins and sites, casinos, and so much more inonly 10 452 km2!!
 

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The phoenician wall in Batroun

The coastal city of Batroun located in northern Lebanon is one of the oldest cities of the world. Batroun is a major tourist destination in North Lebanon. The town boasts tens of historic churches, both Catholic and Greek Orthodox. The town is also a major beach resort with a vibrant nightlife. One of Batroun's medieval archaeological sites is the Crusader citadel of Mousaylaha which is constructed on an isolated massive rock with steep sides protruding in the middle of a plain surrounded by mountains.
 

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Thank you guys :)

@FREKI : You are welcome in Lebanon anytime :)

@brothejr: Thank you so much! I'm very happy it did!
 

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Douma is red-roofed town, which stands at the head of a long fertile valley known as Kfar Hilda and Bassateen Al-A’assi, is proud of its ancient remnants. In the town square sits a 4th century A.D. sarcophagus, bearing a Greek inscription recording that this was the burial place of Castor, who died in 317 A.D. Castor was a priest of the two gods Hygeia and Asklepios, who were Greek gods of health and healing.
 
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