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Address: Anjar, Lebanon
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The beauty of history

the AHHHHHHHHHHH of the beauty, the history, the ancestors.This place is a beautiful,serene the peace. The beautiful blue skies, never let you down. After visiting the ruins there... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
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High River, Canada

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Cairo, Egypt
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The city of Aanjar used to be of high importance to the Umayyads and used to be an important point of control. However, nowadays there are only very few remains. The ruins are not very impressive or telling, so it is hard to imagine what the settlement used to be like. There is one building which is partially reconstructed to... More 

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High River, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

the AHHHHHHHHHHH of the beauty, the history, the ancestors.This place is a beautiful,serene the peace. The beautiful blue skies, never let you down. After visiting the ruins there are gift shops, beware- don't buy the silver & turquoise jewellery, the Turquoise is fake. I was not impressed..but swept it to an bad experience. There are really good restaurants here, Try... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The ruins in Aanjar is not as big as the ruins in Baalbek or Byblos, but there is really nice and interesting to se the old streets, shops, palaces and temples here. Make sure to have a good guide to explain what has been and what you see, this making it much more interesting. We were totally alone at the... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I was impressed and amazed to see a complete Medieval Muslim City built similar to a roman ancient cities with main roads (CARDO & Decumanus) and other important public and administrative buildings (palaces,mosques, churches, residential, bath with a heating system...) I called it mini Jarash city (in Jordan) as it reminded me of Jarash minus amphitheater, temples and Agoras). I... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

When you are in Lebanon.. Head to Bekaa region to have the chance to discover some historical sites.. Umayyad ruins of Aanjar is one of them.. The site was abandoned, leaving a number of well-preserved ruins. The ruins have been recognized as a World Heritage Site... It reminds me of Ostia Antica in Rome but with an exception the amphitheater..

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Stop in on your way to or from Baalbeck. These ruins offer a comparison to Baalbecks acropolis. It is not as big an area to cover but it has some interesting history.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Ancient Aanjar sits on a picturesque plateau swept by a cool breeze. During our visit last Thursday, we were the only tourists at the site. It is like a little Umayyed Pompeii, although the Civil War interrupted excavations, which have not resumed since, and as a result most of the city still lies beneath a meter or so of dirt.... More 

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Smederevska Palanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

On my first visit to Lebanon, I had one day for sightseeing and took a tour Baalbek-Aanjar-Ksara. It was a great decision to make! (There is a great local company, Nakhal that does daily trips in Lebanon. You can even pre- reserve seats via email without having to pay in advance.) Aanjar was a lovely surprise. It is always great... More 

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Erbil, Iraq
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

One of the exciting places we visited in our trip to libanon was a historical place called anjar. It contains the ruins of a huge palace built by the umayyad around 8th century as a place for recreation and spending the leisure times by the umayyad caliphs. With the remaining of some splendid baths and other pillars It is located... More 

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Beirut, Beyrouth, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Beautiful archeological site, it takes you maximum an hour to tour the whole place, prefereably early mornings or late afternoons. During mid-day, you can have lunch at "restaurant Arev" or as known in arabic "restaurant shams" (arev/shams meaning sun), they have very tasty Lebanese/Armenian food. You can also visit the three Armenian churches in the area and learn more about... More 

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Address: Anjar, Lebanon
Location: Middle East  >  Lebanon  >  Bekaa Governorate  >  Anjar

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