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Leptis Magna

Al Khums, Libya
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Al Khums
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Cultural
Activities: Dig (archeology)
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Owner description: One of the best preserved Roman cities is situated on the Mediterranean Sea.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I worked and lived in Libya as a single woman (!) from 1971-1973, as an oil company secretary. The first time I went there with a couple of other girls (we'd just bought a Fiat Siecento!) the whole place was completely open. No gates, guards, fences, entry fee - entirely natural, and nobody there. It was in disarray - nobody... More

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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23 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

It is hard to find the words to describe how amazing it was to walk through the streets and to see the well-preserved buildings of this city. Despite various episodes of "theft" over the years - there is still loads to see. The atmosphere is incredible. Make sure to visit the nearby coliseum.

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seashell1601
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I've visited Tripoli, Libya twice since 2012. During 2013, we had the opportunity to visit Leptis Magna. It is absolutely breathtaking. I've visited many ruins all over the world, but Leptis Magna ranks as one of the best. With the Med Sea as the backdrop, you could spend hours wandering around. Many untouched, actual structures have survived. With the security... More

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Kalmar, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I had the opportunity to visit Al Khoums and Leptis magna and it was stunning! Surprisingly calm the city of Khoms greeted us with some beautiful beaches, a pretty little fishing village and most surprisingly, hidden among the sand dunes a 2000 years old Roman amfi teatre carved out of the sand stone. All Libyans we met all told us... More

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Tripoli, Libya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

On arrival in Tripoli, Libya's capital city. The general air, was that of a typical Mediterranean atmosphere. People were happily bustling along with their everyday routines and business/social practices. While staying with friends, I visited the general places of interest within the city, the most renowned being Green square, a location frequented en-mass on occasions of national celebration etc. Green... More

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

So lucky in that we literally had the place to ourselves One can only marvel at what it would have been like in it's heyday. Wonderful photo opportunities, particularly with the sea as a backdrop. A vast and important site and definite 'must see'.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Having seen Roman ruins in other countries and having heard the hype about this one, thought it would be worth while popping in as I was in the area. For such an iconic place, the Ministry of Tourism really need to sort this place out. Everything from signage, the state of the car parks, the facilities are poor, no decent... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

In part due to the Italian work of restoration, Leptis Magna, local of birth of a roman emperor, is the best place to have a clear idea of a big roman city alive . A circus, a theatre, an Odeon, markets, huge baths, brothels, luxuriant villas by the sea make the visit unforgettable. I will take the risk to say... More

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UK
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

We were lucky to visit this country before "troubles". we were the only tourists there, and what an experience ! enjoyed every moment of this holiday and would love to go again ! Love the Middles east for holidays. It is not as the television always say

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Amman, Jordan
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9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Was really impressed with the sheer size and scope of these ruins. Spent 1/2 day walking around and marveling at the ruins. Really impressive ... and well preserved given the fact that you can actually get up close, touch and "climb" all over the ruins - something you cannot do in most countries. Personally I think Libya is missing a... More

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