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This palace is one of Lebanon’s greatest cultural treasures, due to the elaborate architecture system and historical mosaics in addition to the invaluable decorations that a visitor can notice when visiting this palace.
This palace, which was built more than 300 years ago, is known as the home of Prince Bashir Shihab II, where the prince wanted this palace to bustle with beauty and legendary luxury, so the visitor could do this through the availability of all means of comfort, starting from the prince’s apartment to the rich guest house.
This palace is a testament to the fulfillment of the childhood dream of Moussa Abdel Karim Al-Maamari, the child who faced difficult times accompanied by poverty, starting with his teacher who told him that he would not reach anything in his life until he reached his beloved who ridiculed him and ridiculed him Because she will only marry a rich person who owns a castle, and from here on, this idea dominated his mind, and when he reached twenty years of age, he was able to start building his own castle, which is now known as Moussa Castle.
Moses purchased a land in the Shouf Mountains between Deir El Qamar and Beiteddine for forty years and with the help of a group of peasants adjacent to the site of the palace he set out to build the desired fortress that included a trench, a bridge of gravel, and walls similar to those that existed in the Middle Ages .
The Nahr Ibrahim is also known as the Adonis River, as the legend bound in this river says that the Greek god of love and beauty was killed by the pig by a pig sent by the god of war Ares, which is why the light of the river was converted several decades ago to red, Also, the reason behind the growth of red butterflies on a bank, but in reality it is the sediments emitted from the dirt that give the river that distinctive color, but the beauty and thought of the combination of legend and natural reality is enough to attract anyone to view this river.
Palm Island is considered one of the islands known to the local people, but it is not familiar to tourists despite its beautiful beaches and its ideal location. In the past, this island was known as Rabbit Island, as it was protected for rabbits at the time of the French Mandate, and it also has a historical significance through that. The presence of some of the evidence engraved dating back to the Crusades and Romen.
Baalbek is home to ancient Greek antiquities, and it is one of the most visited places when going to Lebanon in order to get acquainted with the civilization on its soil.
Jeita Grotto was discovered by Reverend William Thompson in 1836, and the distinctive thing about this cave is its natural rocky formations that humans did not interfere in its formation. It is worth noting that this cave is divided into two parts where the visitor can walk in part of it, Or he can use the boat in the other part.
Al-Shouf Cedar Reserve
The Shouf Biosphere Reserve is one of the largest nature reserves for the Cedar Tree in Lebanon, which includes more than 250 kilometers of paths designated for hiking between the Cedar trees in their original habitat, and some of these trees reach the age of About 2,000 years ago, the reserve also includes more than 200 animal species such as wolves, deer, wild boars, and porcupines.