Baalbek is the most spectacular archaeological site in Lebanon, located in the fertile Bekaa valley more than 80 kilometers northeast of Beirut, and in the north is Syria. Due to the riots in Syria all year round, there are also cities where urban refugees flee.
The Baalbek Temple was listed on the World Heritage List in 1984 and is one of the most amazing and mysterious holy places in ancient times. Around 2000 BC, Baalbek became an important pilgrimage site in the ancient world. The Phoenicians began to build a temple to worship the sun god. The Romans built a temple here in the first century BC. Construction was carried out with 20,000 slaves.
The weight of these temples is more than 100 tons. Whether it is ordinary people, today's archaeologists, scientists and historians are confused,
Where do these heavy stones come from?
How do those freehand people move the stone to this?
Why is the pillar of the temple so much larger than other areas?
Things that seem impossible. The Romans were built little by little. If there is a miracle in the world, it must be like this.
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In the past 5,000 years, Greece, Persia, Rome, the Crusaders, and the Ottoman Empire have all been active here. Located 50 kilometers southeast of Beirut, the Ottomans magnificent palace, the Beiteddine Palace, is preserved, just like the cultural beliefs of Lebanon. The same, here is creativity and artistic freedom. The
Bettin Palace, designed by an Italian architect, combines many traditional forms of Arabic design with gorgeous interiors, surrounded by surrounding mountains and with important archaeological collections.
We are the only two visitors to visit the palace. When we buy the tickets, we will see the fountain in the courtyard. The entrance is full of antique furniture carved with cedar wood. The entrance is inlaid with marble and fine mosaic. Painted windows illuminate the colored patterns in the sunlight, and every head looks at the exquisite ceilings, while the basement becomes a collection of mosaic drawings. In the Lebanese-looking buildings, there is something to be seen in the Ottoman atmosphere.
Built in 1228 and built by the Crusaders, this picturesque castle is situated on a small island that was once dedicated to the temple ruins of Melkart, the Phoenician version of Hercules and passed through sturdy stones. The causeway is connected to the mainland. In order to prevent the Crusaders from returning to the area, most of the Mamluks were destroyed and it was refurbished by Fakhreddine in the 17th century. On a calm day, you can see many broken rose granite columns lying on the surrounding seabed.
In the winter of 1227-1228, the Crusaders decided to strengthen Saida Port. In just a few months, they built this impressive fortress on the Phoenician site. The castle was partially destroyed and rebuilt several times until it was bombed by the British Marines in 1840. This is the symbol of the city of Saida. Opening hours: 9 am to 6 pm in the winter / 9 am to 4 pm
Wearing a alley-like market and walking to the beach, local fishermen are standing in the sea and fishing. Many people sit by the sea. In this war-torn country, Sidon is part of a peaceful alternative.
No tourists, all anglers, whether old or young, everyone has mastered the fishing skills, they are the most interesting part of the vast blue sea, even waiting for the cat to eat fish I am not obsessed with observing us.
Two brothers with the same hairstyle, driving with us from the side of the electric car, looking back, we turned back, not English, just to indicate whether we can take pictures with us, the world loves to take pictures Heart, which country is the same.
Lebanon Snow! Wonderful view to see the snow and ocean together!