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Temples of Baalbek

Baalbeck, Lebanon
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Ranked #1 of 4 attractions in Baalbeck
Type: Ancient Ruins
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Portland, Oregon
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I visited Baalbek at the end of March and it was one of the most impressive examples of Roman ruins in the middle east. The weather was very pleasant and the ruins were almost deserted (no tourism due to the troubles in Syria). I spent several hours wandering around the site and got some fantastic pictures. There were a few... More

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Taunton, England, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Excellent for a slow wander round, lots of hassle from people trying to sell you souvenirs, (no tourists as they have all been put of by the troubles). Don't let it put you off, just be sensible!!

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Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

I visited Baalbek temples with my girlfriend a few weeks ago whilst travelling through the middle-east, we were staying in beirut and used public buses for all our travels, we were initially discouraged from going to Baalbek due to clashes that had happened there in the days previously but opted to go and weren't let down, the bus cost a... More

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New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Might sound like hyperbole but it is a truly amazing place. It is incredibly hard to comprehend the size of the columns and buildings. While the actual footprint of the area is very walkable, the amount of historical items is mind-blowing. Some people (e.g. Americans) will be put off by the Hezbollah neighbourhood that surrounds the temples but having been... More

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Kaunas, Lithuania
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

If you would like to feel like Roman Godess and to feel spirit of thousands and thousands of years Baalbek is a place on Earth!When I saw it I was just Speachless!!! Yes, to get there feels like road from a movie, but oncve you get there you feel like it is a good karma place, hope it will stay... More

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

One of the greatest places we have ever been,Hezbala flags to the left and Hezbala flags to the right but no problems. We are writing this now 18 months after our last visit and the political situation has changed somewhat,This is you have to go place the temples are amazing so big and so we'll preserved let's hope things get... More

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Beirut, Lebanon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

That place is amazing, huge, hundreds of years old, a must see place when you visit Lebanon. The souvenirs shops are friendly and the place has huge pillars roman ones, you can also try the camel tours its also nice to try, the place is huge but mainly you can visit it in an hour or two.

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

If you want to see the best preserved roman temple in the world or the largest building blocks used anywhere in the world then you have to visit this place. We visited when people were being told not to go and we had the place to ourselves! Amazing! The locals were very welcoming and the food was great. This is... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Fantastic. Worth the 2 hour ride from Beirut. Be sure you have the name of the attraction in Arabic because when I arrived to the city with public transportation, I lost 20 min explaining to clueless people where I want to go.

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beirut
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Did you visit the Acropolis in Athens? well imagine 5, 6 times the majesty and the size! I love wandering through this house of gods (baal=house and beck=house in phoenician) and take photos. Although a little far from Beirut, it is worth the detour and not to be missed. For a first visit, I advise to hire a guide, it... More

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