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Baalbeck, Impressive in Beauty and Scale

Booked a car and driver at our hotel. 1 hour - 1.5 hours away from Beirut. The site was amazing and quite large. Very few people there so it was the perfect time to visit. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Booked a car and driver at our hotel. 1 hour - 1.5 hours away from Beirut. The site was amazing and quite large. Very few people there so it was the perfect time to visit. The Roman ruins were impressive in scale and beauty. Definitely worth it.

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This area was very nice. We had a tour guide via Wild Discover, his knowledge was impeccable. If you go to Lebanon and miss this area you have missed one of the most intact Roman ruins outside of Rome. A must see before one departs this earth. 10 out of 10.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

It is the biggest ancient ruins in the world though you may not find a professional guide but you can buy a book about it and its beauty and history speaks about itself

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

A very well organised archaeological site. The temples are really huge and impressive. The landscape is very special. It is one of the landmarks a middle-east traveller must visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

So much history right in front of your eyes! And in great condition. Definitely worth a visit if you are in Lebanon Not very far from Beirut.

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Iraq
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

It was basically deserted when we went (arrived about 10am after driving out from Beirut, it was getting busier when we were leaving at 1pm), and for a small amount we had a guide to show us round. The ruins are spectacular. The scale is enormous, the size of the stones that were moved in one piece is breath taking... More 

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Krakow, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I reached Baalbeck by public communication, it was 12000LL one way, as of May 2015. Be aware, bus drivers might want to rip you off as there is no official operator nor fare for this route. The temple itself is very easy to reach from the city centre. You will probably be dropped off at the main square. It takes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Despite what TripAdvisor says, we traveled in the early summer of 2010. The temples are certainly awe-inspiring, and it was a great visit. One of the highlights was the fresh sfiha we ate right outside the gates. Just be aware. Obviously we went some years ago, but for those who don't speak Arabic you want to be semi-cautious. There was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This worth all the effort of traveling from Beirut to the Bekkah valley to visit this fabulous temples of Baalbek.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Often cited as the best preserved and largest Roman site, Baalbek is the top tourist attraction in Lebanon. Too bad the city around the temples is in rather bad shape, but hospitality remains good.

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