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Temples of Baalbek

Baalbeck, Lebanon
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Baalbeck
Type: Ancient Ruins, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Island of Malta, Malta
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

For all the history lovers out there, this one's for you. Baalbeck is one of a kind, a place so ancient, it's unbelievable.

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We went there early July 2014. It was great experience. The temples were beautiful. Let a guide take you through the temples since they will be able to give you a crash history course. The tall pillars are breathtaking both seeing them from above or walking next to them. I recommend this visit to all those that appreciate history.

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Athens,Greece
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Words cannot express the grandiose of this place. Baalbeck alone is a good reason to go to Lebanon!!!!

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Netherlands, Europe
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

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
34 helpful votes 34 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
26 helpful votes 26 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
20 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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