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Roman Temples of Baalbeck

Baalbeck, Lebanon
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Ranked #2 of 4 Attractions in Baalbeck
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Religious Sites, Historic Sites
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Milan, Italy
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This amazing place is one of the world's best archaeological sites and deserves the honor of a long visit. The trip from Beyrut to the Bekaa valley is not easy (you run the risk to meet a lot of check points) but it is worth every minute. The landscape of the first part of the trip, once outside Beyrut, is... More

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Baghdad, Iraq
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78 reviews 78 reviews
38 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This Location is super awesome. Once you step into it you will feel like you are living the ancient eras of it. After only wondering around the location for about less than 10 minutes I was able to understand why the UNESCO considered it as an International heritage. It will take you about 2 to hrs driving from Beirut to... More

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Kiev, Ukraine
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

You can read as much as you can about Roman architecture and use your imagination to visualize it, but you will never. never get anywhere near to the real feel what it was/is like. This place gives you instant feeling of real thing. Absolutely stunning and mind blowing place. Totally exceeded any expectations we had about it based on everything... More

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Doha, Qatar
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Hi, I went to Lebanon in 2013, this was a place selected to visit after so much of research. When i reached it was trully amazing and the best part it is well preserved.

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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

This is a truly amazing place. The ruins are extensive, cheap to get into, and with very few limitations in terms of being able to explore them. In fact the lack of limits once inside the ruins may eventually be their downfall - if you wanted to you could climb on anything. The different era's represented in the ruins are... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Beautiful site to visit. Absolutely not to miss. On. The same day you can visit Anjar, Ksara winery and have lunch at Berdawni.

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Cairo, Egypt
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

If you have time to visit only one place in Lebanon, my suggestion will be Baalbeck. This UNESCO world heritage site has many temple ruins including the most notable Bacchus one. You can easily travel from Beirut and come back on the same day. Try to reach there early morning or late afternoon. Don't forget to visit the Shiite Masjid... More

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New Delhi, India
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31 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

This temples are just awesome, the whole view takes you to different era. Entry fee is US$ 10, carry water with you. The Ruins are worth a watch if you visit Lebanon. Approx 2 hours drive from Beirut. I made it a point to visit this place when I travelled to Beirut. A must if you visit Lebanon.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013 via mobile

I enjoyed the wondering around the ruins of Baalbek. First site where they are more busy selling Hezbollah t-shirts then so called real artifacts.

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Charlottetown, Canada
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17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

My sisters and I visited Baalbeck in Oct.,2012 --an amazing expereince and a highlight of our trip to Lebanon --a must ! You need about 1/2 day to get around the site and you can easily drive to and back from Beirut ,no need to stay overnight . If you want to stay overnight I would recommend staying in Zahle,... More

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