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Baalbeck, Lebanon
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Reviewed 1 week ago

These are advertised as some of the best preserved and restored Roman temples in the world and having seen most of them, I have to agree. The temple of Bacchus is fantastic! The Jupiter temple not quite as well restored but the remaining columns and...More

Thank RichardK938
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you ever visit Lebanon, do not miss the Roman ruins of Baalbek. Housing the largest temple in the Near East dedicated to Jupiter-Zeus, this cultic complex has also one of the best preserved Roman temples in the world, the Bacchus Temple, and a lovely...More

1  Thank Hanan M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ruins were amazing!!! First the large cut stones are great. The Temple of Bacchus is the best preserved that I have seen, and I have been to many places. The Temple of Jupiter is massive. Very interesting. Make sure you get a good guide...More

1  Thank Brenda M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you come to Lebanon you should not miss Baalbeck. It contains some of the largest and impressive Roman remains in the world. We are glad we took the time to visit as it was so impressive. Just wish we had more time to spend...More

Thank Kathleen K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stunning ruins Very nice place to take pictures Not recommended without a local tour guide, as shop owners and people around the ruins can be aggressive Please take with you sunglasses and a hat, can be hot on a sunny day Very interesting activity

Thank 657eliel
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Baalbek is amazing, and you'll find some of the world's best preserved Roman era ruins here, as well as older Canaanite and Hellenic levels. The temple of Bacchus is particularly well-preserved including a lot of details in the stone facework. The scale here is grandiose,...More

3  Thank JohnNKY
Reviewed August 12, 2017

The sun city and the temples are a must see. A guide is essential to explain minute details that would go unnoticed. Like the stairs design and the distance between each step that will allow you to climb upright without the need to lean forward...More

1  Thank AOmeiri
Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

The temples are simply grandiose, as a matter of fact the Bachus Temple is the biggest in the region

Thank Torbey C
Reviewed August 4, 2017

It was very beautiful and i had a chance to take a photo with a camel and also there are many vendors there who offer to tie a traditional scarf,like a turban around your head which makes the whole experience much more authentic and fun....More

Thank Milina M
Reviewed July 27, 2017

This site is amazing and its sheer size will shock you, Some of the temples, in particular the carvings are fantastically preserved. There is also a small museum inside and a educational display near the exit which are well work a look. One word of...More

Thank Damien S
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Salaam, All! I'm trying to decide if I ought to include the Temples of Baalbek ruins in my Lebanon itinerary despite having visited a good number of ancient ruins scattered across the Mediterranean and North America in the last three years. I'm hoping some of the experienced travellers here can opine? Here are the details: I'll be in Lebanon next month, and will have time in my itinerary to visit the capital, the coastal cities from Tripoli in the north to Tyre in the south, as well as an extra day to saunter out east to visit Baalbek. However, in the last three years or so, I've visited a good number of ruin sites, and really want to diversify my travel experiences. If the legendary Temple of Baalbek site is simply another ruin site to check off a list, then perhaps it is not for me. That said, I'm well aware that every ruin site is different and it is therefore possible to have visited a good number in the recent past and still extract value and enjoyment from yet another. Would this be so in my case with a visit to Baalbek? My past three-year ruins itinerary includes some of the ancient Roman cities of Northern Algeria; some sites in Northern and Central Tunisia; a few Mayan pyramids and temples in Guatemala, Belize, and Mexico; along with the usual suspects in Rome and around. Keen to learn your thoughts on this, and thanks in advance to all those who take the time to respond. :-)
January 2, 2017|
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Response from Frank H | Reviewed this property |
Baalbeck Temples is a league of their own. it's a must for anyone who is interested in history and archeology. it is beautiful and majestic. see it and you'll thank me! !!!
July 30, 2016|
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Response from Florence B | Reviewed this property |
I don't think you should drive yourself in Lebanon. To go to Baalbek you have to cross several checkpoints. I felt that the situation was very unstable there. We used a great driver who is also a guide. Adel Nayfeh his... More
April 11, 2016|
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Response from AndrewA64 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Montclair. Thanks for your query. Yes, governments are required to give security warnings against visiting Lebanon, because there are safety issues, but it is not all as bad as the impression given, and I would not... More