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Address: Byblos, Lebanon
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Great remains of a Castle

Lovely experience walking around the remains of a castle from back in the day! Everyone should pay a visit and have a look! Great pictures can be taken with amazing backdrops... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Lovely experience walking around the remains of a castle from back in the day! Everyone should pay a visit and have a look! Great pictures can be taken with amazing backdrops from castle remains, sea or the amazing skyline on the island of Lebanon! Must visit! X

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Beirut, Lebanon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Byblos is an extremely nice small must-see city which is a UNESCO world heritage site since its one of the oldest city which was occupied for more than 10,000 years & constantly inhabited since 5,000 BC. The old souk of Byblos is an attraction you can't miss. It has nice shops where you can buy souvenirs. The souk is close... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Beautiful place with amazing views of the quaint town & the Mediterranean sea. Very reasonable priced attraction, well worth spending an hour wandering around, soaking in the vibes of the place. bring your camera & have lots of free space on it - you will want to click a lot of pictures!! And the sea has so many shades of... More 

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Essex England
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53 reviews 53 reviews
7 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This site spans nearly 8,000 years of history and walking on paths that were walked upon by Phoneacians is simply mind blowing! We were fortunate enough to be offered the services of a really good English speaking guide who explained this vast and complex site to us in a really knowledgeable and easy to follow way. There is a lot... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Byblos is best visited on foot. So, park up somewhere shaded and get out and walk. The Crusader Castle is only part of a very interesting area. The castle was built on the remains of a Roman city and used a lot of the Roman stone. It is well positioned and preserved. There is a lovely area between it and... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
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57 reviews 57 reviews
35 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Truly worth your expedition. Splendid views of this old coastal town of byblos. The best time to visit is in summers.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Definitely worth the hike in Byblos! You'd be amazed by the coastal nature there and the seaside view. It's a perfect historic place dating to thousand years ago. You'd see all the ancient houses, theatre, and castle. Squeeze a day for this hiking day to your trip!

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Alexandria Governorate, Egypt
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The citadel is perfectly preserved, i toured all of its walls, keep and during my climbing and walks i could imagine how hard was it for soldiers defending or attacking the citadel to move and fight. if you like history and wars this is a perfect location to see how did soldiers in the middle ages live, fight and die.

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Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
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21 reviews 21 reviews
21 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I really enjoyed this site, as it had so much history to see. The fort is just a bit of the whole site, as it shows you how the town used to be. Great for history buffs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This archeological site consists of layer on layer of history dating back to 5000 BC. On the top there is the crusader castle with its towers and walls, underneath you have several different civilizations with there own gods and histories. From pre-historic time when people was buried in foetal position sitting in urns to the Phoenician, Romans, byzantines, mamluks, persians... More 

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