11 Reasons to Visit Lebanon

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May 09, 2014

1.To experience a country of four seasons. Two extreme seasons can even be experienced on the same day by skiing on the mountains and enjoying a swim on the famous beaches along the coast.

2.To enjoy scores of World Heritage Sites. Baalbek, a 5,000-year-old site, Anjar, a 1,300-year-old city, both located in the Bekaa Valley; Byblos, a historical Mediterranean city that dates back thousands of years and is closely associated with the spread of the Phoenician alphabet; Qadisha Valley, which is the site of some of the earliest Christian monastic settlements, and The Lebanese Cedars, or the "Forest of the Cedars of God" to name a few.

3.To enjoy the sun, sand and parties in a country with over 200 kilometres of coastline and 300 days of sunshine in a year.

To enjoy the delights of Lebanese cuisine. Hummus, Tabouleh, Kibbeh, fattoush, fatayer, shankleesh, falafel, baba ganouj and vine leaves are found on menus all over the world but for the real thing, Lebanon is the place to be.

To check out the fashion sense of people in Lebanon. It is not called "Paris of the middle-East" for nothing!

Beirut is the first destination among 44 places to go in 2009, according to The New York Times Travel.

To get a taste of the Lebanese wine which is among the oldest in the world. Lebanon is home to more than 30 wineries, and the vineyards of all the major labels, including Chateau Ksara, Kefraya and Musar, are located in southern Bekaa Valley.

Lebanon is deemed to be a street photographer's paradise. So if you're good with the shutter, do not think twice!

9.To get a feel of Lebanese hospitality. The people in Lebanon are among the most hospitable and welcoming in the world.

10.Lebanon has the tag of shoppers' paradise. An ideal shopping place for jewelry, antiques, artefacts, glassware, cutlery. The hammered copper trays with Arabesque designs are must-buys!

11.Ski, Bicycle, Karting, Swimming, Beach, Sun, ATV, Skidoo, Cinema, Bungee Jumping, Caving, Walking, climbing, fishing, hunting, sand playing, archaeology and exploration; and a range of other activities. Yes, it is all in Lebanon[365tours]


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