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Temples of Baalbek

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Address: Baalbeck, Lebanon
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Slit Your Wrists and Taunt Da'esh to Visit This Place

There are very, very few sites on the planet that are more awe inspiring than Ba'albek. This place was magnificent. I think I paid too much - $120 - for the driver out here from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 4, 2015
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Hyderabad, India
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

There are very, very few sites on the planet that are more awe inspiring than Ba'albek. This place was magnificent. I think I paid too much - $120 - for the driver out here from Beirut, but it was awesome. Stop by Ksara vineyard en route, and enjoy. Hezbollah runs the Beqaa' Valley, and are very visible in the area.... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Phenomenal experience to view these amazing ruins. I would even go as far as to say they rival those in Rome! I would recommend to take a guide. The site is not really wheelchair friendly. Lots of stairs to be negotiated. Amazing photo opportunities. Very safe!

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Montgomery, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Indeed for me, the greatest man made wonder I had never heard of. Right up there with Petra and the Pyramids, this amazing well preserved set of three Roman Temples from 2000 years ago will blow you away. these are not recreations, nor reassembled, nor gated off museum pieces. Indeed you can walk among these ancient ruins, touch the intricately... More 

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Qormi, Malta
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

You cannot visit Lebanon and do not visit the colossal structures of the Temples of Baalbek, one of the finest examples of Imperial Roman architecture. As soon as you walk in, you feel yourself shrinking (do you remember Jonathan Swift's "Gulliver's Travels" or the movie "Honey I shrunk the kids"?). The structures are colossal, built from massive stones. I would... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

That was just a-m-a-z-i-n-g !! Outstanding scenery, archeological site and thrilling history! This place is a must when visiting Lebanon, and so great it could be worth the whole trip. The Baalbeck Ruins are one of the largest and best preserved ones in the world. Baalbeck (Baal-beck : the City of the Sun) is not as famous as any other... More 

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Baghdad, Iraq
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Awesome Roman temples that survived centuries. Three beautiful temples - of which the Temple of Bacchus is the best preserved - and many other artifacts. You will be impressed by the size and the beauty of the place. there is even a small museum on site. I went there with a travel agency from Beirut as it is not safe... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
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360 helpful votes 360 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

I went there in early summer. This temple is one of the most huge Roman temple in Lebanon, and the most important as well. Baalbeck is home to the annual Baalbeck International Festival. The town is about 85 km (53 mi) northeast of Beirut. You can visit it in one day trip from Beirut or any other part of Lebanon,... More 

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Island of Malta, Malta
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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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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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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10 helpful votes 10 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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