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Address: Byblos, Lebanon
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Pick a good guide and allow him/her to guide you through one of the most ancient cities in the world. A crusader castle that added to the richness of this city.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Beirut, Lebanon
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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Pick a good guide and allow him/her to guide you through one of the most ancient cities in the world. A crusader castle that added to the richness of this city.

Thank Loulwa_Kaloyeros
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

very extense archaeological area, you may need a full day to see it complete. It has several periods of history exposed; Roman, Phoenician, Byzantium, and others, the area extends off the clastle to the water front, and you need to walk and walk. Worth every LL you pay.

Thank Etienne T
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great piece of history if you love old ruins and historic walks. The views are breathtaking and the structures and ruins have been well maintained. Although there were signs posted about explaining the different sites, it's best to get a guide to explain the hidden depths of history that the place offers. The citadel and surrounding ruins take about... More 

Thank HandEyePhotography
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love this oldest inhabited city in the world. Amazing experience and is one of the most beautiful place i visited in Lebanon!

Thank Joecastro
Portimao, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice walk,enjoy the athmosphere and the views.History comes into your mind ,and it all makes sense !

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Shiraz, Iran
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

You can find years of history in one place. The Phoenicians were wonderful! I even learned the alphabets from a guide, can't remember his name, but he was a University Lecturer.

Thank WorldwideBanoo
Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Visiting the ruins on a beautiful summer's day with the breeze coming off the ocean is a wonderful experience. The variety of ruins left over from several millennia of marauders gives a fascinating history lesson. Built up and destroyed over time the ruins are in good shape and give a real sense of the building and civilisations that were once... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

one of the best archaeological sites in Lebanon, different cultures left their marques in Byblos. a must see place

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Byblos is either the first or second oldest, continually occupied city in the West, Jericho being the other. And Byblos has an accessible Crusader Castle to visit. The others lie in dangerous regions where westerners shouldn't travel. A fairly short drive north from Beirut, one can make a restful day of it walking the old city, the castle, and experiencing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Byblos is the location where the alphabet was born, symbols representing sounds to create meaningful words rather than an individual symbol for each item expressed. The layers of archeological history here are fascinating. Get a guide and a book to immerse yourself fully.

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