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Title: The country with unequalled nature, packed with history, archeology and lovely people that have till now defied all the difficulties.


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Lebanon
  • The country with unequalled nature, packed with
    history, archeology and lovely people that have
    till now defied all the difficulties.

Presented by Lina Mroueh 14/02/2005
The cedars land
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Lebanons Map
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About Lebanon
  • Total Area 10452 square km.
  • Famous cities Beirut the capital , Byblos, Sidon
    , Tyr, Tripoli.
  • Independance Date 22 novembre 1943.
  • Climate a Mediterranean climate -- hot and dry
    summers and cool, rainy winters.
  • Unit of currency livre libanais LL called lira.
  • 1 2000 LL.

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More about Lebanon
  • Education The most important universities in
    the middle east AUB , USJ , UL.
  • Origin of lebanese people Phoenicians.
  • Life style Traditional life revolves strongly
    around the family, religion and hospitality.
  • Spoken Languages
  • Arabic(Official language), French , English
    and
  • Armenian.

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Beirut
  • The pearl of the orient.
  • Great cultural center on the Middle Eastern
    region.
  • A commercial, banking and financial center for
    the region.

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Tourism In Lebanon
  • Historical ruins, religious places, ski
    resorts, beach resorts, active night life,
    restaurants and world class hotels, make Lebanon
    an ideal location for holidays and tourism all
    year.
  • Beautiful nature.
  • Monuments and ruins.
  • Religious and spiritual places.

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The Beautiful Nature
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The Forest of Ceders 1
  • The cedars of Lebanon are an integral part of the
    history of the country.
  • Classified as national treasure, and subject to
    regular control, some cedars are more than 1000
    years old.
  • The most famous cedars are in the region of
    Becharré(Arz El Rabb) North of Lebanon, and
    Barouk in the Chouf.

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The Forest of Ceders 2
  • Cited in the holy Bible and ancient historical
    books, the cedar is symbol of Eternity .
  • It is also by excellence the symbol of the
    Lebanese Republic, since it figures on its flag
    and money.

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Faraya
  • Faraya North Lebanon.
  • The best Ski resorts in the Middle East.
  • Snow covers mountains in the winter, and makes
    these mountains a favorite destination for locals
    and tourists all year round.

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Grotto of Jeïta
  • the biggest natural cave in the Middle East.
  • Network of 9 km of underground caves.
  • Veritable treasure trove of stalactites and
    stalagmites (with the biggest one in the world
    8.2m).
  • Visitors can see the natural formations in the
    lower grotto up close by riding on boats.
  • The upper grotto is accessible by foot.

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The Rock of Pigeon
  • A group of natural arched rock formations off the
    coast of Beirut.
  • The rocks can be seen from the Corniche, in
    Raouche. They are especially beautiful at sunset.
    In the summertime, you can take a tour in a small
    boat to view the rocks from close-up.

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The holy valley (Qadisha)
  • Word Heritage Sites.
  • Destination for nature enthusiasts
  • - hiking and trekking
  • - mountain climbing
  • - caving.
  • - Natural exhibition.
  • Gives an overview
  • - Traditonal lebanese life
  • - Cuisine.
  • - cultural and religious traditions.

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The Monuments
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Baalbak
  • Baalbeck The City of The sun.
  • The Temple of Jupiter the largest Roman temple
    ever constructed.
  • Today, just six of the original 54 columns remain
    standing. Each column is 22 meters high and 2
    meters in diameter, hinting at the temples
    enormous size in the time of the Roman empire.

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Beit el Din
  • the palace of Beit Eddine An example of early
    19th Century oriental architecture.
  • the palace was built by Emir Bechir el Chehabi II
    (1788 -1840).
  • Emir Bechirs reign was equally characterised by
    both justice and prosperity roads , bridges ,
    palaces ,

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Byblos
  • Byblos is part of the coastal area once known as
    Canaan or Phoenicia.
  • Byblos was the first city of the Phoenician and
    was a major trading center and producer of
    papyrus(paper), and was famous for being the
    city where Phoenician created the worlds first
    alphabet.
  • Byblos has extensive archaeological ruins which
    have been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage
    site.

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The castle of Saida
  • Saida - Coastal city in South Lebanon was said to
    be the most important of the Lebanese city-states
    in Phoenician times.
  • The Sea Castle was built into 1227-1228 to defend
    the city. To construct it, they used materials
    extracted from the close ancient ruins. That is
    what explains the reason that walls contains
    cylinders of Roman columns.

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Tyr
  • Tyr Sour is famous for its Roman ruins, which
    have been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage
    Site.
  • With over 5,000 years of history, Tyre also
    contains remnants of Egyptian, Assyrian,
    Phoenician, Greek, Byzantine, Arab, and Ottoman
    civilizations.

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Lebanon - The Holy Land
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Harissa
  • Sayidet loubnan Notre dame du Liban - 1908. -
    The Maronite Patriarch Hoayek. Gigantic bronze
    statue of the Virgin Mary.
  • Location Harissa, on a mountain summit 600
    meters above the bay of Jounieh, and it offers a
    beautiful panoramic view of the coastline.
  • A cable car (telepherique) can be taken up the
    mountain from Jounieh to reach the shrine.
  • There is a chapel at the base of the statue and a
    spiral staircase leading to the top. Below the
    8.5m statue are churches of several
    denominations.

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Cana
  • Cana South Lebanon.
  • This is the village where Christ is reported to
    have turned water into wine at a wedding party.
  • A cave and carvings on the rocks near the cave
    are evidence suggesting that the event took place
    here.

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Annaya
  • Annaya Jbeil.
  • Charbel was beatified in 1965 by Pope Paul VI and
    canonized by Pope John Paul II in 1977.
  • St Charbel church in Annaya.
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