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Temples of Baalbek

Baalbeck, Lebanon
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Religious Sites, Historic Sites
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Netherlands, Europe
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Today we visited Baalbeck. First of all, there are many refugeecamps in the Beka Valley. Makes you feel sick. Also the army was quite visible. We never felt insecure. The site itself is amazing. For me number 3, behind Valley of theKings and, number one, Petra. So, don't hesitate and visit it!

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Cairo, Egypt
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68 reviews 68 reviews
47 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Baalbeck's Temples are amazing. We spent an hour there wandering amongst the ruins with our guide. There are also local guides available at the entrance who can give historical background information for the area.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

So the reviews here are pretty unanimous, its amazing. I was quite surprised that anyone could rate this as only average, and so suspect that they traveled without a guide / knowledgeable friend.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

On my third visit to Lebanon June 2014, I decided to choose again Nakhal for a tour to Aanjar, Baalbek and Ksara. Unfortunately due to security reasons I was not able to visit the Baalbek site on my previous visits. Baalbek is a MUST when visiting Lebanon - it is an absolute archeological highlight! After nearly two years I had... More

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Milan, Italy
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9 helpful votes 9 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The City of the Sun "Baalbeck" - this sanctuary was dedicated to the god Baal-Haddad from Ugarit, and the place was called Baalbeck (Lord of the Bekaa in Semitic). It's breathtaking, pure stone masonry, the greatest temple complex ever conceived, a feat in monumental architecture which has had no rival in the Roman world! A UNESCO World Heritage Site. Highly... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Having visited many roman ruins in Europe, I was impressed by how well the Baalbek temples were preserved! For those brave enough to venture into Baalbek, the experience is amazing as the place is practically empty and devoid of tourists!

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Amman, Jordan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

If you do not like big crowds of tourists and do like historic sites this is right place to visit. Got there by public bus which was easy. There were only 5 other tourists except us which is amazing for place like this. On the way back to Beirut we visited Ksara winery, small tour in basements and wine tasting

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Baghdad, Iraq
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78 reviews 78 reviews
38 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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Dammam, Saudi Arabia
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121 reviews 121 reviews
42 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Fans of ancient Rome should absolutely not miss this stunning collection of temples, located deep in the Bekaa Valley of Lebanon. It contains an amazing collection of ruins that somehow, miraculously survived earthquakes, invasions by conquering tribes and changes in religion. It is a huge complex and takes your breath away on climbing the first set of stairs and viewing... More

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