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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 5 September 2018

My visit in Anjar was part of a one-day tour. Located in the Bekaa Valley, this fascinating complex is filled with ruined temples, impressive arcades, and gates, many built in Hellenistic and Roman style. While walking through the ruins, we were plunged back in time...More

7  Thank kelledstyle
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

Famously constructed during a single historical time period, the ruins at Aanjar were a natural segue from my visit to Baalbek. Located within view of the Syrian border, the site is the second UNESCO World Heritage designee in the Bekaa Valley. We visited before our...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Built in the 8th century ad this city reflects the way of life in Lebanon back then. Have a guide with u to get a better grasp of the site.

Thank JPHaddad77
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To me Anjar was a very interesting place - an early Islamic city laid out as an ancient Roman city with cardo and decumanus, and at the same time the typical early Islamic lay-out with the mosque very, very close to the palace. At the...More

Thank Mette K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting ruins to see. Some are very well preserved despite the wars that has been going on in that area over the years. It was a bit thrilling to be close to the Syrian border. We were concerned before going if it was safe,...More

Thank JeLundgren
Reviewed 9 October 2018

The archeological site isn't very big and only small bits have been retaurated. A few things are worth visiting: the baths on the left side when you enter the site. They restaurated a small part of the original floor so you can have an idea...More

Thank Georges V
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

These ruins are from the second Caliphate but the city is built on Byzantine lines (grid pattern) and re-uses some pillars and other stones from prior eras (you can see Greek lettering). Fairly high up in the valley (on the road to Damascus but a...More

Thank PeterC489
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

The umayyid ruins in the city of Anjar is an interesting place to visit on a day trip from Beirut. The remnants of the complex have been kept quite well and one could easily imagine how the living had been in the days of its...More

Thank rezasattarzadeh
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Located in the Bekaa Valley, these famous ruins are certainly worth a visit, but go with a guide. There is basically no information on site, no shop, no guidebooks on sale or information boards and the man at the entrance was just a local taking...More

Thank martyncymro
Reviewed 5 September 2018

My visit in Anjar was part of a one-day tour. Located in the Bekaa Valley, this fascinating complex is filled with ruined temples, impressive arcades, and gates, many built in Hellenistic and Roman style. While walking through the ruins, we were plunged back in time...More

7  Thank kelledstyle
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Take a tour guide that knows history and archeology to enjoy this site to the maximum. The earthquake proofing style of construction and the precision with which the community was built is amazing.

Thank dougm478
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

We stoped here on our way from Beirut to Baalbek. We saw it very much as a bolt on to our trip to Baalbek... my were we wrong! Anjar in itself is a beautiful ruined city that whilst built by the Umayyad’s was actually contrustruced...More

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