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Temples of Baalbek

Baalbeck, Lebanon
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Type: Ancient Ruins
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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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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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Dammam, Saudi Arabia
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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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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I have seen many of the great ruins of Classical civilization, and Baalbek can rival the best for its fine state of preservation and grand architecture. We visited last Thursday and were one of only three groups present during our two hour stay. Unfortunately for Lebanon, tourists seem scared to venture into this region, unnecessarily so in my opinion. That... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

As soon as you enter you can see this is not just another ancient temple! It's massive! No trouble getting there. The hotel advised against going but I am so glad I did! Hired a local guide that was very imformative (30 euros). If you are in Lebanon, it should be top on your list! Nothing can prepare you for... More

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Temples of Baalbek is the most impressive historical site i have been too. It is a huge site, well preserved and full of beautiful details! It is a must if visiting Lebanon or interested in knowing more about the roman empire... It is far from Beirut so an advice would be going with a travel agency on a big buss... More

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

My husband and I were deeply impressed by ruined temples, their dimensions and greatness. I highly recommend to take a guide because if you're are not a historian you may тще know the meaning of symbols carved on the temples and stones, it was really interesting to learn about it.

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Vienna, Wien, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

I simply felt there in a historical movie. It was very impressive. As it is far from Beirut city centre, it was a good idea that we rented a car and drove ourselves. I highly recommend to read some before visiting there. If you don't know anything about, it is difficult to get comprehensive info about its history there. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Amazing sight, showing in full power of Roman Empire... Colossal temples and other objects which are excavated are a smaller peace of the great city of Helios/ Baal (Sun) buried under the actual contemporary town of Baalbek. Walk gently.. you might be walking over Ishtar's or Dionis' traces...

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