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Baalbeck, Lebanon
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All reviews roman ruins bacchus temple day trip two hours bekaa valley visit lebanon mind blowing small museum amazing site international festival turkey well worth the trip local guide syrian border amazing place sheer size amazing roman
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Reviewed yesterday

If you do not have time for all, I would recommend you not to skip this site. It's marvellous, superb, outstanding! You can do it on a day trip from Beirut, if you leave early. This site is busy at all times, try to avoid...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Ana_L_23
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

"Baalbek itself is worth a visit to Lebanon: - two hours drive from Beirut across beaut mountains, in the middle of the fertile Beqaa valley, this site still keeps huge breathtaking temples, colossal block of stones, high columns, always caressed by the sun, framed by...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AlbertoS59
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the most impressive temple complex I've ever seen. Probably bigger is the Leptis Magna in Lybia, but so far I can't find good options to visit it.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JVS294452
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Day trip here travelling thru beautiful Bekaa valley is really worth it! Don’t skip. Wonder around the site and museum to feel the history

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank marja2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very impressive place - and thats coming from someone who isn't really too interested in history. Lots of photo opportunities too.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kelly B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It worth a trip to Baalbek only to visit the temple of Bacchus. Amazing roman ruins one of the best I've ever seen in the Mediterranean. I could imagine the power of the roman to build such magnificent temple, tere is no words to describe...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank sainzper
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There is no words to even describe this place! It’s so amazing and so well preserved, I visited a lot of ruins in Italy and Greece but this was by far the most impressing one! A must if you are in Lebanon. And the best...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 723_pelak
Reviewed 13 December 2018

The most amazing and impressive venue which you could even imagine! Who and how could in the acient time to produce the hugest blocks, so called Trilithon, with length of each 29 m, height 4 m and thickness 3.6 m, weight of each of these...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Serge L
Reviewed 3 December 2018 via mobile

What an amazing site. The temples are breathtaking in every way. The stones are vast and the columns tower over you holding ornately carves ceiling stones. You are able to explore alone but we went round with a guide. He was fantastic; informative, funny, a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 959abigailf
Reviewed 19 November 2018 via mobile

This place blew us away and ranks with the Taj Mahal or the Giza Pyramids. We have never seem such vast and preserved Roman ruins anywhere. If you come to Lebanon, this must be the number one place you visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
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18 October 2018|
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Response from hudatareq91 | Reviewed this property |
Travel agencies usually charge the double. Outside most hotels are experienced taxi drivers who know the sites very well . A tour for 3 sites and more and for a 8-10 hrs would cost 100$
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
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! !!!