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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
Activities: Dig (archeology)
Description: One of the best preserved Roman cities is situated on the Mediterranean Sea.
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Halifax, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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10 helpful votes 10 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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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Neuss, Germany
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013 via mobile

I have visited LM more than 5 times as I'm a lucky person to live near LM and after I 've visited Rome including Closseum I can say LM much beautiful than many historic places in Rome and you will really impress by the main theater and an Arch at the entrance. You can also go to place called "Barko... More

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Slane, Meath, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

The word "fantastic" is completely over used. But in its common use, it well describes Leptis Magna in Libya. When one goes to Libya on business, one is unable to arrange six meetings, bang, bang, bang. So instead of hanging around the hotel in Tripoli or Benghazi, I recommend safari. Azzawiya, Tobruk, the Desert or my favourite, Leptis Magna, the... More

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Islamabad, Pakistan
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Considering the revolution the country has gone through, these ruins are untouched and not damaged. Definitely take the tour guide with you who is very informative and very funny and keeps the visit alive with his insight and comments. Would definitely recommend visiting these ruins for those who go to libya even if you are on a business trip

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

very interesting, loved the arch, the roads, the roman baths. dont forget to see the ampitheatre , a bit away from the main site where they used to send the wild animals to kill criminals/christians etc- gruesome!

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Madrid, Spain
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Leptis is one of the 3 Roman cities of the "Regio Tripolitana" (region of 3 cities), the other 2 being Sabratha and Tripoli. I recommend that Leptis should be the final stop of your Regio Tripolitana visit. Leptis is simply stunning. You have the old forum with the market place near by in which you can still see the different... More

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