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Umayyad Ruins of Aanjar

Anjar, Lebanon
+961 8 620 791
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  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
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“an hour” (7 reviews)
“syrian border” (5 reviews)
“make sure” (4 reviews)
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Anjar, Lebanon
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+961 8 620 791
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"an hour"
in 7 reviews
"syrian border"
in 5 reviews
"make sure"
in 4 reviews
"roman style"
in 3 reviews
"interesting place"
in 3 reviews
"both sides"
in 3 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 3 reviews
"day trip"
in 2 reviews
"local guide"
in 2 reviews
"lebanon tours"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful site"
in 2 reviews
"withstand earthquakes"
in 2 reviews
"unesco heritage"
in 2 reviews
"old city"
in 2 reviews
"complete city"
in 2 reviews
"interesting history"
in 2 reviews
"bekaa valley"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

An iconic site which once housed 3 Grand Palaces, remains of a mosque, Roman inspired public baths,residential areas, and huge forests. The architectural scheme adds beauty and charm to this place with with perpendicular streets and alleys that intersect at the city center.

Thank SamouraG
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful scenery. Majestic location. But we need more signage, more information. We love culture and our country is full of history. Let's talk about it. Let's spread it

Thank Edouard F
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The entrance to the citadel is quite very well organized, We wanted a guide but didn't find on a sunday afternoon. Visit to the site was done with running shoes (no need for more) with an average an hour to 1.25 minutes spent. The grand...More

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Reviewed 30 May 2018

The people in the town of Aanjar are extremely friendly and hospitable. It was one of the highlights of our trip. When you meet local people and are treated well, it leaves a lasting impression. The Umayyad Ruins of Aanjar are left as they were...More

Thank Bodi B
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

An interesting ruins. Good for a walk for an hour. Nowhere near as good as Baalbek. Most of the buildings have fallen down. There is a different pricing for tourists than for Lebanese people.

Thank OzBee
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Reviewed 20 May 2018

This city was built in 10 years using stones recycled from previous Roman constructions so that, despite it being an Islam town complete with mosque and palace, there are lots of Roman-style features everywhere. Arches, columns, carvings, etc. The actual construction was done by Christians,...More

Thank FiShep
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

This is a really wonderful place as it houses the remains of a complete city. So often ancient sites are just about palaces, castles and temples but here in Aanjar, although it is largely ruined, there is the feel of an inhabited city. Uniquely linked...More

Thank DougF45
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Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

Just below the mountains and close to Syria it was impossible to believe that we were standing in this ancient and well preserved site We interesting that the site is connected to the other great centres in Iraq and Baghdad and not connected to the...More

Thank P R
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

I can’t miss the opportunity to visit this Ruins every time I will be in Bekaa.. it’s one of the most beautiful site I ever seen, it has the Umayyad ruins.

Thank Manoul
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

Arrived quite late and experienced the area in twilight - quite magical and totally empty - would highly recommend

Thank hergeEurope
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