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Address: Beirut, Lebanon

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Apparently this clock was moved to safety during the civil war. It is wonderful that this iconic landmark survived and is a photograph magnet. The surrounding area is being... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Mississauga, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this place summarizes everything terrible in this country: a fake place, built to impress tourists and nothing more. it always reminds me of these impressing yet uninhabited buildings that North Korea built on the borders with the South. most Lebanese can't access this place most of the time. a terrible place to be..seriously. Go 1 km away and enjoy other... More 

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Thank Jad T
Larnaka City, Cyprus
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visit it at night and take a camera ,the place is amazing.There are armed men at every entrance and they will open to check your bags.its worth going.its a romantic walk through the historical buildings.

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Mississauga, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Apparently this clock was moved to safety during the civil war. It is wonderful that this iconic landmark survived and is a photograph magnet. The surrounding area is being re-developed/restored but the vibrant atmosphere which was central to the area in its heyday is long gone. The streets radiate from the clock in star form in case you were wondering... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Most of the restaurants have all moved to the Beirut Souks. There are armed men at every entrance and will question you when you try to enter. And once you do enter you will just see empty shops. A few restaurants are left and a starbucks, but that is about it.

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Alexandria, Egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the location is nice but you can maximum spend 15 minutes touring it. their is nothing you can do except taking some photos

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Thank ahmed S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A nice place to visit. Renovated recently after the civil war destroyed the whole city. Restaurants and shops in the area closed because of security measures taken by the police to protect the parliament from rioters and demonstrator.

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Thank Hisham K
Melbourne
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

This place used to be busy at night with people at restaurants, kids on the street, hawkers selling $2 junk and was fun to visit. A walk a few weeks ago was like I entered a ghost town. Most shops were closed permanently - boarded up or paper over the windows. We were the only ones walking around and found... More 

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Carcassonne, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Worth a stroll by en route to the port or the shopping area nearby. Hariri and Solidere deserve applause for resurrecting Downtown after the destruction wrought by the war years

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

This clock was all damaged by the war in Lebanon but they did re-invent it and made it look fab again -

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

This Place has a lot of history. There is a checkpoint to get there where you have to open your bag. Very serene.

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