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Lebanon

Introduction

Once described as the Paris of the Orient, Lebanon is home to many of the best bits of the Middle East. Lebanon travel explores the history, culture and landscape of this warm country, whilst the food and nightlife scene here will provide plenty more to discover.

Beirut is the region's most exciting capital; battered by the Lebanon's 16-year civil war, it was rebuilt to give it a younger and more modern feel, but somehow retains its charm; stroll the Corniche seaside promenade, try the country's fashionable restaurants then hit the lively clubs and bars for a sense of what contemporary Lebanon is all about.

Other stops during a Lebanon holiday ought to include the captivating second city, Tripoli, which overlooks an imposing Crusader castle, Raouche on the coast, which has a lively promenade, Byblos, where you can sample sumptuous seafood and Tyre, home to some superb archaeological sites including one of the largest Roman hippodromes ever found. There's good diving nearby as well.

For more Roman ruins, travel to Baalbek, once the site of the largest stone block construction in the world, which also boasts Phoenician remains.

Lebanon wine is cultivating a worldwide following; head to the Bekaa Valley to sample some of the finest. Elsewhere, travel to the Holy Valley to explore the region's cedar forests and uncover the monasteries hidden amongst them.

At a glance

Flying time from UK
4½ hours

Time zone
GMT +2

Currency
Lebanese pound (L£) = 100 piastres

Language
Arabic

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