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Address: Baalbeck, Lebanon
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Visited Baalbek -- Pines of Lebanon, water- and snow-skiing sights

We started from the Cornish (Sea front drive) in Beirut were people were water skiing, traveled up over the mountains (were the Pines of Lebanon are found), went through a snow... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We started from the Cornish (Sea front drive) in Beirut were people were water skiing, traveled up over the mountains (were the Pines of Lebanon are found), went through a snow fall, saw snow skiers, went down into the Bakaa valley, toured the Roman ruins there, and returned the same way. Took a cab service called “Service’ “, which runs... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went as a group of 4 and loved it! Getting a tour guide is worth the extra money to get the most out of the ruins. It was so neat being able to walk in the ruins and touch the buildings! There was free parking and bathrooms that were nice. Finding the entrance was s little tricky but locals... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The journey to get here from Beirut was an experience in itself. We had to pass through numerous military checkpoints and several Syrian refugees camps but once we had arrived, the sheer beauty of this place was unmatched. The magnificent Roman temples were simply Wow! I love history and this was like a 'Christmas present'. I enjoyed every minute of... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Baalbeck, the city of the sun, the Temple is one of the most mystical experiences in the world, you have to see this Temple. The technical details are just out if this world literally, huge carved base stones that cannot be moved by modern equipment, placed accurately, columns that withstood the elements and still beautiful and majestic, plenty of food... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Heliopolis, the city of the sun, (not to be confused with its Egyptian homonym) its a roman phoenician archeological complex in the bekaa valley in Lebanon. The highlights are the columns of temple of Jupiter and the well preserved Temple of Bacchus. Visited with Nakhal tours, which took care of everything and had a very knowledgeable guide -they even picked... More 

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Baalbek is a long way out of beirut but it definately worth visiting The remains of the roman temples are really stunning and well preserved Perfect for one day trip

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Brno, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Baalbek temples are wonderful examples of Roman architecture, some of them the most preserved in the world. You can visit the site with the guide (the government fee is 20$) but with a good guide-book, you won't miss anything. There's also a small museum. It's recommendable to go there when the weather is nice, as the traffic can be difficult.

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Glyfada, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even in Rome you will not see such complete Temple of Bacchus, the Jupiter Temple is huge. The ruins make you feel so little standing in front of such a grandest. The place is a must to see. Even that the tourist offices politely try to avoid take you there, if you insist they take you. We did not feel... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Absolut geme of ancient history, very impressive architecture that you need to do with a proper guide as it is so intersting to learn about some of the facts of this place that deserve to be more famous and more protected

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Amazing, Majestic, Breathtaking... One of the greatest historic sites that you must visit to experience and feel the awe of the Roman Temples. It is located about 2 hrs drive from the capital Beirut and it is really worth the trip. Get the guided tour to put things in perspective. be careful, as it gets too hot in July/August, so... More 

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