Lebanon is one of the most famous and beautiful tourist countries at the level of the Middle East and the world as a whole, as it is located in the western side of the Asian continent, where it is surrounded on the north and east sides by Syria, and on the western side the Mediterranean, and on the south side it is surrounded by Palestine.
Lebanon’s tourist cities
There are many landmarks and cities in Lebanon that have made them a distinctive tourist area, we will address the most prominent of them as follows:
It is considered a center for the launch of transportation cars to all regions and directions located in the Bekaa region as well as outside it, such as Damascus and Beirut, for example, and it is on the other hand an important commercial center for travelers, where they stop to buy goods, and eat the most delicious Lebanese food, and through the Damascus road you can reach from Chtaura to the town It is called Bar Elias, where there is a ranch for breeding horses, especially the indigenous Arabian ones, and it also contains two important archaeological centers.
In the past, the city of Baalbek represented a major station for convoys coming from Homs and Palmyra to the northern regions of Palestine, and from the Lebanese coast to the Syrian capital, Damascus. Defensive, and the residents of the city have built their residential buildings in the areas surrounding the ancient castle, and they have transformed its surroundings into Ghouta, which includes many orchards that depend on the waters of Ras Al-Ain spring in its irrigation, and is currently surrounded by restaurants, hotels, and cafes, and there is also the city in the city Kabir is near the entrance to the castle, which was built using the Roman temples and granite columns, and that was in the late seventh century, that is, in the Umayyad period.
It is the capital of the Bekaa region, and it is characterized by the abundance of its hotels, restaurants, cafes, and banks, and many tourist offers are held in it, in addition to the penetration of the Bardouni River to its land, which embellishes its banks to restaurants that serve the most delicious cuisine.
Ras Baalbek and Rayak
It is located on the road that connects Baalbek to Homs, and it was built on the banks of the Jaff River, which overwhelms all the low plains that surround it in the winter when the torrential rain and snow poured into it, and there is a professional who makes famous musical instruments such as bugs, ouds, violins, and guitar, either. Rayak is considered an air base for the Lebanese army, and it contains a historical train station that was classified as one of the oldest railway stations in the Arab world.
It was built in the early eighth century AD in the era of the Umayyad Caliph Al-Walid bin Abdul Malik, and it contains many tourist attractions, and throughout history it has played an important commercial role.