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Address: Baalbeck, Lebanon
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Finally I was able to visit the Roman ruins at Baalbek - the "City of the Sun". One of the most impressive sites in Lebanon and perhaps even in the the Middle East. Although I... read more

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Lafayette, California
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Finally I was able to visit the Roman ruins at Baalbek - the "City of the Sun". One of the most impressive sites in Lebanon and perhaps even in the the Middle East. Although I have never visited Palmyra. Apparently it was originally a Phoenician settlement dating back to the end of the 3rd millennium BC. In 47 BC Julius... More 

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One of the best preserved Roman ruines in the whole world. It's the second time for me to visit but it's always worth it. Currently the huge columns are being restaured and it's a pity not to have the chance to see them. The most stunning place in Lebanon!

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Baalbek can be compared to Petra, Jordan; Luxor, Egypt; Beit Shean, Israel and others as among the very best of the ancient Middle East. Don't miss it and stay overnight at the historic PALMYRA HOTEL overlooking the ruins.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Temples are simply huge and stunning. Breath taking and very much the highlight of a 4 day trop to Beirut and Lebanon. It is quite a drive from Beirut to get there and you are into an area that can be very dangerous. If you are British it is in the Red Area which the FCO advise you not... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The one thing you need to see in Lebanon? The Temples of Baalbek! A temple to Venus, a temple to Jupiter and the utterly superb temple to Bacchus. You can spend hours here and still not see all of it in enough detail. The temples are absolutely spectacular! Bring water and a hat if you're here in summer as it's... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The temples of Baalbek are truly a site to behold, from the second you step close you gain a real perspective of just how grand and how much effort has gone into creating such a series of monuments. Couple with this the technology of the time and it truly creates an awe inspiring impression. The ruins have been painstakingly restored... More 

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Minnesota
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Baalbek complex is located about 85km and 90 minutes outside of Beirut, with the trip through the Bekaa Valley providing a nice diversion from the cosmopolitan vibe of my home base. Although the history of the area can be traced back to the Phoenicians (a common metaphorical birth place for many archeological digs in the country), the main calling... More 

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Galway Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nothing really can describe this astounding historical site. Nearby too there is the largest cut stone in the world that was originally earmarked for the site. Baalbek is just incredible.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Simply sensational ruins a day trip away from Beirut that really deserves far more visitors! Completely safe and great guides too. Ignore all the people saying it is not safe!

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Valencia, Spain
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the most well-preserved, beautiful and stunning Roman Archeological site in Middle East. It is a jewel. Balbeck is a place which is well worth visiting. Go there and enjoy it.

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