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Beautiful site

Visited as part of a day tour to Aanjar, Baalbek and Zahle. It's a beatiful site, very interesting piece of history. Not as impressive as Baalbek, but worth the visit.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pelotas, RS
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Pelotas, RS
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Visited as part of a day tour to Aanjar, Baalbek and Zahle. It's a beatiful site, very interesting piece of history. Not as impressive as Baalbek, but worth the visit.

Coventry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excavation has begun to show a story of the past, and alongside funding from foreign grants more of the story will continue to be told! Excellent site to stop off at

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Famously constructed during a single historical time period, the ruins at Aanjar were a natural segue from my visit to Baalbek. Located within view of the Syrian border, the site is the second UNESCO World Heritage designee in the Bekaa Valley. We visited before our trip to Ksara Winery (see separate review), spending about an hour with an excellent guide.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here as part of a day trip with Lebanon tours. Amazingly beautiful and peaceful ruins, despite being 2 km from the Syria border, that you get to yourself as no one seems to come here. The guide here was great too.

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Valencia, Spain
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing location. Snow-capped Antilebanon mountains and stunning sunset from the archeological site. It is a unique example of Ummayyad architecture. It is essential to have a good guide. Anyway, it is a must to visite in Lebanon. It is UNESCO Heritage.

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Amman, Jordan
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Reviewed 19 February 2017

This is a whole palace complex built around 714 AD but then later abandoned. The ruins are in pretty incredible shape. The grounds are very green with a grassy undergrowth beneath some shade trees in one section. Contrast that with beautiful snow-covered mountains in the background, and it is truly an amazing site.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Was a great stop. We spent about an hour with a guide, who is useful to understands the structures and the significance . With the backdrop if the antiLebanon mountains ,make a great visit

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Paderborn, Germany
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Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped here and spent 45 minutes with a local guide. The ruins may not be Balbeek but interesting. Anjar is an Armenian community. They are renowed for thier beautiful silver jewellery. Due to the ongoing civil war in Syria several outlets have shut but the little shop near the entrance to the ruins is great. Beautiful jewellery to be brought.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 19 May 2016

I stopped off here on the way to Baalbek. The buildings of the Roman influenced builders can be easily explored. The bath houses with the ancient mosaics are worth seeing, as well the lines of shops which are on both sides of the roads leading to the palace. Worth seeing, and even better with a guide who will explain the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 May 2016

The story behind these ruins is one of misplaced pride and extravagance but the setting is fabulous. From among the layered stones of red and white you can see the snow capped mountains of the Mount Lebanon range on the one side and the Syrian border on Anti-Lebanon on the other. The town itself, and the ruins, are largely occupied... More 

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