The country of Lebanon is considered one of the richest tourist countries in the Arab world, and it has wide fame worldwide, and despite the small area of this country, it is considered a cultural tourist country of the first degree, in which the sites of importance, whether amazing natural, are numerous. An authentic heritage, or an ancient heritage, not to mention the reconstruction, care and concern that man made in it.
The rulers of Lebanon have been interested in excavating their antiquities since ancient times, as the first rulers of this state were interested in the archaeological sites of Wasa Pasha, where it was found that many archaeological sites lie beneath the cities that were built on its ruins.
Lebanon contains many museums that can be visited, especially for lovers of antiquities and antiques. The first of which is the National Museum of Beirut, which was established in the year one thousand nine hundred and thirty-seven, where it contains approximately one hundred thousand antiquities, and dates back to several stages of history; where antiquity And also the Middle Ages, and prehistoric times, and also the era of the Mamluks.
It is imperative to go to the square Gibran Museum in the town of Bcharre, where this ancient monastery was transformed into a museum by the Gibran Friends Association, and this museum includes all the holdings of this writer, philosopher, painter, from his library and furniture of his house, in addition to the exciting paintings that he drew, and also there The American University Museum, which holds the third place in the Near East as the oldest museums, and has many relics from all ages, from the Stone Age to the Islamic period.
There are also many museums scattered all over the country, such as the famous Baalbek Museum, the Lebanese Heritage Museum, and there is also the Amin Rihani Museum, and the museum in Saida, known as the Soap Museum, and also there is a Cilician Catholic Church, which is also a library, and it is necessary to visit the Wax Museum located in The city of Jbeil, which includes many figures of the most prominent Lebanese figures made of wax, the Jbeil Museum of Fossils, and many other museums.
There are many places of ancient religious worship that exist in Lebanon, including Christianity and Islamic ones, perhaps due to the many and many sects in the country, which are intended by lovers of religious tourism.
- Islamic sites: where there are many mosques, as well as old libraries, in addition to schools and old baths, which date back to the eighth century i.e. the era of the Umayyads who ruled the country, and are concentrated in Beirut and also Tripoli, in addition to the city of Sidon, Anjar, and the Chouf region where it is located Most of the sites belonging to the Druze community.
- Christian sites: Christian religious places are widespread in the city of Byblos, and also in Beirut, where Bkerke, in addition to Mount Lebanon, and also in the south.
Among the famous natural places in Lebanon is the Cedar of the Lord, which is still considered a virgin forest, which the visitor takes on a road up to the top of the mountain, in the midst of the cedars, which the Lebanese state made the flag of the state flag, and it is necessary to go to the Jeita Grotto; this cave The amazing, which contains two parts, one on foot and watching the stalagmites and exciting limestone cliffs, and the last waterway, where you can wander around by riding the boat and crossing to the center.
He who goes to Lebanon must visit the Jbeil Fort and its mosque, in addition to the city wall in it and its old lanes and the market there, in addition to the church of St. John the Baptist, and the Phoenician temples there, as well as the Qadisha Valley, where there is the Qadisha Cave, which is one of the oldest temptations in the region. , And the monasteries in this valley as the Monastery of Qannoubin, as well as the monastery of St. Anthony Qozhaya, which sits at the edge of the dangerous mountain, and the Monastery of Mar Elisha, and the city of Tire, which contains the site of Elbas that contains the Arc de Triomphe, in addition to many tombs and the stadium where ancient horse races were held.
World Heritage Sites
Four cities in the Lebanese state were placed by UNESCO on the World Heritage List, the most recent of which was the city of Anjar, which was built by the Umayyads during the reign of Caliph al-Walid bin Abdul Malik, and also the city of Byblos, which includes monuments from the Stone Age, in addition to the restructured Baalbek By the Romans who built their temples (Jupiter, Venus, Bacchus, Mercury), and the city of Tire that the Phoenicians built.