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Tyre

Sur, Lebanon
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Ranked #1 of 6 attractions in Sur
Type: Ancient Ruins
Description: The impressive ruins of a great Phoenician city.
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Baghdad, Iraq
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78 reviews 78 reviews
38 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

while you are Tyr or Sour (I cant remember exactly which one is the old name and the new name of the town) this Ancient Roman Site is a must see site. while I was there I couldn't stop thinking about how was the life there at the time of Roman. I think that this place need to get more... More

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Brisbane Oz
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82 reviews 82 reviews
38 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I realised recently that it had been almost a year since our visit to Tyr and going through my memorabilia came across our entry tickets to the Roman Hippodrome. Our friends who we were staying with in Beirut had lived in Tyr for a while and took us to see this beautiful seaside village with it's amazing Roman remains. The... More

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Beirut, Lebanon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Spending two days in Tyre was a delight for me, not only because I got to see my friend who lives there, for two days, but because I was caught off guard by places that I had not expected. The city is a port city, and the old area by the sea, the main port, had many interesting attractions. First,... More

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beirut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Two nice sites to visit while you are in tyr. One next to the sea and the other inland. This last one is big and impressive. You can also visit the harra (the old town) known with its churches and narrow streets. For a stay you can try the resthouse of tyr. Friendly staff and clean beaches . Eating seafood... More

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Jerusalem, Israel
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186 reviews 186 reviews
35 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

There are two roman sites in Tyr / Sour, one on the sea and one inland. The site on the sea, the smallest one, is nice because it goes down the sea - think Roman columns standing out against the blue ocean. The inland site is really impressive - you walk through the ancient paved road which, like all Roman... More

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

First you visit Maghdouche church then go through the ruins of Sidon and Tyre , the hippodrome, the triumph arch and sarcophagi, also we had lunch by the sea side in Tyre, we also went with our nice guide Suzanne into the old Arabian market, visited an old mansion and the soap museum, so many things to see in these... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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72 reviews 72 reviews
41 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

My wife and I visited the Hippodrome on March 7, 2013. When you first reach the site, you have to walk through a necropolis with sarcophagi strewn all about in a hazardous manner. Then you reach a triumphal arch that would have made Napoleon proud. After taking a left, you reach the hippodrome, which is truly awesome in scale. Apparently,... More

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Bruges, Belgium
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

there are two main archeological sites, Al Bass and Al Mina, make sure you visit them all, they are really worth it ! the hippodrome in Al Bass is amazing, so is the cemetary and the Al-Mina site on the other side of town offers some great seaviews and intriguing archeological finds

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Montreal, QC
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47 reviews 47 reviews
29 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

Al-Bass is a large archeological site with many sarcophagi, columns and remains of the ancient hippodrome (for chariot races). Like most government-run sites the entrance fee was modest, much was strewn around and you could wander and climb on anything you wanted. The washrooms were being constructed/renovated and were not great though we were glad they were there. We spend... More

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Beirut, Lebanon
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55 reviews 55 reviews
44 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

Tyre (sour) is a lebanese city south of Lebanon, 80 km from Beirut (1h 30min drive). It is one of the best places to visit in Lebanon. It has impressive ruins, located in 2 sites in the city. El Bass is the site where the Roman hippodrome is located, it is really impressive ! The other site is just on... More

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