The Republic of Lebanon is a small country (10,452 sq km or 4076 sq mi in area with 3.7 million inhabitants) within the Middle East region with its capital being Beirut. It has a long coastline on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea and shares a long land border with its much larger neighbour Syria to the north and the east, a much shorter (and currently “hot”) border with Israel to the south.
Lebanon can be divided into five regions:
- Mount Lebanon
- North Lebanon
- South Lebanon
Attractions in Lebanon
Destinations in Lebanon
- Batroun— an old city on the Mediterranean shore, with a city center offering many restaurants, cafes, bars, and nightclubs.
- Bcharre – Surrounded by mountains, it’s a gateway to the Cedars of God forest and Cedars ski slopes.
- Ehden – mountainous town with beautiful scenery and some sights. It’s home to Ehden Nature Reserve.
- Barouk – Famous for its cedar forest.
- Jeita – Known for its Grotto, and Nahr-el-Kalb, a discreet historical site in a walkable distance.
- Kadisha Valley – You can visit the home of the (now deceased) Lebanese poet Khalil Gibran.
- Beiteddine – Famous for its palace.
- Deir el Qamar – Traditional village in Chouf district.
- Baskinta – Village at the foot of Mount Sannine.
- Qornet El-Sawda – Highest peak in the country.
- Mzaar Kfardebiane – Known for its skiing slopes.
- Qaraoun – Known for its lake located in the Beqaa Valley.
- Kefraya – Known for its vineyards.
- Brummana – A traditional town often considered a summer resort with pleasant weather, spectacular views of Beirut and a good nightlife.