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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The complex of hhe temples of Baalback is well worth a cisit on a day trip from Beirut. Temple of Venus, Temple of Jupiter and Temple of Bacchus are the three temples in the complex. Temple of Jupiter is one of the most intact Roman...More

Thank 265rezas
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth the trip from Beirut to Baalbeck to see these amazing ruins. Took about 2 hours to get there and we had no issues getting there. Very impressive and expansive ruins to walk around. The pictures speak for themselves. A trip to Lebanon should...More

Thank FMC747
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've never seen Roman ruins before and I was very impressed by Baalbek! My visit was part of a one-day tour which also includes the ruins of Anjar. When we arrived in Baalbek, we realized that Anjar was just the appetizer! The monumental complex of...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve seen tons of Roman ruins in different countries but Baalbek is the outstanding one- these ruins aren’t just Roman they represent multiple ancient civilizations and are in an incredibly well preserved state. There are zero crowds, nothing is roped off, the giant monoliths and...More

Thank AliceC4491
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a 'must see' for anyone visiting Lebanon. Allow yourself a good 2 hours to wander around the site and to visit the museum, which gives an excellent explanation of the development of the site and the modern preservations of the ruins. The size...More

Thank martyncymro
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is no doubt that this site is the pre-eminent Roman archeological site in the world. One could spend hours exploring and a tour guide is essential to understand the symbolism of the construction. While the museum is a welcome relief to the heat outside,...More

Thank Doug M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

nice temples diminished by crowds and lots of litter laying around. the temples are well preserved. love them

Thank MattoTravel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Baalbek is a mostly Roman temple site built at a waypoint between Tyre and Damascus.  I say “mostly” because like most constructions in this part of the world, it was built on a site first developed by a previous empire and redeveloped again after the Roman’s...More

1  Thank Davis F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We really wanted to go to Baalbek but were unsure how to get there as the FCO travel guidances still say not to travel to that area, so we didn’t really want to roam around by ourselves like we usually do. We decided to book...More

Thank angela k
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Even if you are not a history nerd as me, you should definitely visit this place. Uniquely well-preserved Roman temple complex.

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Davis F
14 October 2017|
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Response from winstoncraven | Reviewed this property |
Yes there's a way to Baalbek without getting a guide,you can rent a driver to get you there and he'll stay with you until you finish your trip there,if you want you can text me Whatsapp and i will try my best to give you... More
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DukeTroy
Salaam, All! I'm trying to decide if I ought to include the Temples of Baalbek ruins in my Lebanon itinerary despite having visited a good number of ancient ruins scattered across the Mediterranean and North America in the last three years. I'm hoping some of the experienced travellers here can opine? Here are the details: I'll be in Lebanon next month, and will have time in my itinerary to visit the capital, the coastal cities from Tripoli in the north to Tyre in the south, as well as an extra day to saunter out east to visit Baalbek. However, in the last three years or so, I've visited a good number of ruin sites, and really want to diversify my travel experiences. If the legendary Temple of Baalbek site is simply another ruin site to check off a list, then perhaps it is not for me. That said, I'm well aware that every ruin site is different and it is therefore possible to have visited a good number in the recent past and still extract value and enjoyment from yet another. Would this be so in my case with a visit to Baalbek? My past three-year ruins itinerary includes some of the ancient Roman cities of Northern Algeria; some sites in Northern and Central Tunisia; a few Mayan pyramids and temples in Guatemala, Belize, and Mexico; along with the usual suspects in Rome and around. Keen to learn your thoughts on this, and thanks in advance to all those who take the time to respond. :-)
2 January 2017|
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Response from Frank H | Reviewed this property |
Baalbeck Temples is a league of their own. it's a must for anyone who is interested in history and archeology. it is beautiful and majestic. see it and you'll thank me! !!!
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Response from Florence B | Reviewed this property |
I don't think you should drive yourself in Lebanon. To go to Baalbek you have to cross several checkpoints. I felt that the situation was very unstable there. We used a great driver who is also a guide. Adel Nayfeh his... More
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