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A red-roofed town set among the eastern foothills of Mount Sannine, Zahle enjoys a prime location in the Beqaa valley. Snowcapped mountains tower above it in winter, while in summer its 945 meter elevation keeps the air light and dry.

The city center spreads along both banks of the Bardouni River, with the older section of town on the upper elevations of the west bank and the shopping district on the east bank.

At the northern end of town is the Bardouni river valley known as Wadi El-Arayesh (Grape Vine Valley) – the site of Zahle's famous outdoor restaurants.

Zahle styles itself "The City of Wine and Poetry", and with good reason. In this century alone some 50 poets and writers were born here and almost as many excellent wines and araks have been produced in the area.

The romance of wine and poetry is balanced by Zahle's more businesslike position as the administrative and commercial capital of the Beqaa valley (42.27% of Lebanon's territory) as well as its rank as the country's third largest city (population 150,000). Zahle is also an agricultural town which produces vegetables, fruit, grains and most importantly, grapes.

Tucked away from Lebanon's busy coastal centers, the people of Zahle have developed their own brand of individualism and way of doing things. Even their spoken Arabic has a particular flair. The city's reputation for intellectual vigor comes from a long line of writers, thinkers and poets who have contributed to Lebanon's cultural and political scene.











 

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that's right it's the capital of the Bekaa region how can it be a village :p the "zahelwis" would be pretty mad ;)
 

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Nice !
 

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I can see my dad's unit in one of the blocks, that belongs to my dad.

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Najwa Karam and Fares Karam are from there aslo LOL when i was small i used to think my mum was there cusins cos her madiam name is karam
 

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Very nice, it's layout reminds me a bit of Nazareth.

You can get Arak Zahlawi here in Israel, even though it's supposed to be against the law to trade in products from so called "hostile countries". Every respectible liquor store has a few bottles. I've had the Baqaa wine in the States and it is quite good.
 

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Very nice, it's layout reminds me a bit of Nazareth.

You can get Arak Zahlawi here in Israel, even though it's supposed to be against the law to trade in products from so called "hostile countries". Every respectible liquor store has a few bottles. I've had the Baqaa wine in the States and it is quite good.
Yeah there are alot of vinyards in the Bekaa valley they produce excellent wine!
Zahle is the only relatively big lebanese city which is not on the coast.
 
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