雨丝风片The birthplace of the Phoenician alphabet is here. The Phoenicians created Byblos and many other world cultural heritage sites in Lebanon and Syria. Unfortunately, many of them were destroyed by war. Byblos is one of the few cities still inhabited today. Although most of the houses I live in are modern and newly built. Picture 4 is the house where the local residents lived. Later, the archaeologist found the treasure below, so they demolished the house and excavated the archaeological site. The ruins here are layer after layer. First the oldest Phoenician civilization, then the Christian civilization brought about by the later Crusades, and then the later Islamic civilization. Huntington's "Clash of Civilizations" is the best commentary on Lebanon and even the Middle East, as well as the current world trade war and other issues.
juki235This is a landmark in the center of Beirut, Islamic architecture. Next to it is the European-style shopping mall in the city center, the building has a beautiful combination of ancient and modern. The whole mosque is still very modern, after all, it was not repaired long ago. Please take off your shoes and socks when entering the mosque. Girls remember to wear a headscarf.
雨丝风片There are many Christians in Lebanon, so there are many churches and many Christian sites. This is a Christian tree sculpture on a snow-capped mountain. Cedar is the pattern of the Lebanese flag. This country has sea on one side and mountains on the other. According to the locals, you can drive to the beach in the afternoon to swim, and in the morning you can drive to the mountains to ski. There is thick snow in the woods on the mountain and it is very slippery to walk. But the road is not long, half an hour is enough to go back and forth. When I ran to the top of the mountain, I saw that a few light cedars were carved into crucifixes, and it is said that they naturally grew like that.
The Qalamun Mountains are the northeastern portion of the Anti-Lebanon Mountains, and they are located northeast of the Syrian capital Damascus. They run from Barada River Valley in the southwest to the city of Hisyah in the northeast.
Tripoli is the largest city in northern Lebanon and the second-largest city in the country. Situated 85 kilometers north of the capital Beirut, it is the capital of the North Governorate and the Tripoli District. Tripoli overlooks the eastern Mediterranean Sea, and it is the northernmost seaport in Lebanon.