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The Cedars of God

Bcharre, Lebanon
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Ranked #3 of 11 attractions in Bcharre
Type: Historic Sites, Forests
Description: An ancient grove of cedars, the oldest in Lebanon, makes a beautiful site.
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Tver, Russia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We've visited the grove during one day-long stay in the area after an ATV tour to Qurnat as Sawda. The grove itself is nice but really small, there's in fact a single main 20-minutes route through it. Check google maps to see how it looks like. I'm not sure taking dedicated a bus tour to the cedars worth a full... More

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New York, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Visited the Cedars as part of a trip up to Bcharre from Beirut. The drive up the mountain is gorgeous in itself. There aren't actually that many cedars left here, but its a lovely place for a stroll. The air feels so clean and even in the summer you can see snow capped mountains. A great escape from the hustle... More

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Toronto, Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Several hundred year old cedars, biblical wonders, you stand in awe in sight of such beauty. The grow straight to the sky, a bluish green, branches spread like arms. The fresh clean mountain air was a treat and so worth the winding mountain road to reach the cedars, passing by Bsharri to visit Gibran's museum. One of the most memorable... More

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Sydney Olympic Park, Australia
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Such a special little forest. The only remnants of the ancient cedar forest. Only a small area of forest remains but it has such a strong and ancient feeling. The trees are amazing and the walk through his forest was one of the most special walks I have ever experienced, and I have seen and been to many places. There... More

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Doha, Qatar
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

The cedars of god is a hilly part of the Lebanon. its a nice drive through mountains and valleys. Beautiful scenary through out your drive there are big cedars there and the temperature was so low at that time. There are a few shops selling souveniors and cedar tree saplings. Visited in 2012

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Alexandria, Egypt
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124 reviews 124 reviews
92 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

just wonderful, fascinating and amazing place to see high up there, very beautiful old cedars that stand up in pride and catch your eyes every where, its the emblem of Lebanon

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Paris, France
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

It's quite sad to see that very few remaining cedars are still standing up in Lebanon. The guide at Wild Discovery told us that most of these trees died as a result of heavy snow and lighting, but the reality is different. Most of the trees were chainsawed illegally for construction material. Though the place does have the best air... More

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Beirut, Beyrouth, Lebanon
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

It is a old forest, called the forest of "The Cedars of Lebanon" or "the Cedars of God" since the cedars are really old. It is the oldest cedars forest in Lebanon, and from this site emerged the cedar of the Lebanese flag. During winter, it is all covered with snow and one cannot walk inside the forest, although the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

We went there on snow mobiles, beautiful. Try to get a guide who speaks English. You can't believe a word they say, but at least understand the words :).

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Charlottetown, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

Definitely a highlight of our trip to Lebanon in Oct.,1012. Equally beauiful and majestic is the drive to the Cedars and winding through the Valley of God with all of its' monasteries,etc.--an amazing history ! On the same day trip (from Beirut) we stopped at Kahil Gibran's Museum in Bsharre (not far from Cedars) and that requires at least 2... More

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