Temples of Baalbek
Temples of Baalbek
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Kittery Point, ME117 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Four sites right next to each other at the center of town in Baalbek. A great find and amazing to walk through.
We used a tour guide for the price of a meal, and returned alone to enjoy the sites for the second time without a guide.
We also enjoyed feeding the many cats in the area.
Written January 11, 2020
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Saleh S
Beirut, Lebanon34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Friends
Amazing Roman temples. One if the biggest Roman temples in the world .
Every stone of this temple can tell you a story of many civilisations and occupations passed by this area . Nice place for walking, taking thousand of pictures .
In the summer , this temple become the center of the Baalback international festival who received the most prestigious artists and troupe of the world.

Written August 19, 2021
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Claire W
Seeb, Oman61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Oh my God! Knocks Angkor Wat, the Parthenon and The Acropolis into a cocked hat. This place is absolutely amazing and almost impossible to get your head around in terms of the sheer scale of buildings and breadth of history…every time you think you’ve got “the picture”, you turn a corner to see another fabulous piece of architecture from even further back in history. You look above you to the massive stone archway above your head, beautifully engraved with the eagle of the legionaries. The detail and artistry just blew me away. A must see!
Written October 15, 2022
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Johannes B
Aalborg, Denmark72 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Wow, what a place! The Temples of Baalbek are part of an impressive roman complex an hour and a half from Beirut and a must see when in Lebanon. The temples are stunningly beautiful and incredibly well preserved and definitely one of the highlights of our trips in Lebanon! The site itself is quite big with some beautiful ruins and nice decorations that really take you back 2,000 years. The highlight is in my opinion the Temple of Bacchus. I’ve seen quite a few ancient (roman) temples and ruins, and the Temple of Bacchus at Baalbek is probably the most impressive I’ve seen. In my opinion it’s up there with the best ancient sites in the world. The temple is surprisingly big (66x35m) which is about the same size as the Parthenon in Greece and arguably better preserved. Many of the Corinthian columns and most of the walls still stand, and the capital decorations are remarkably well preserved.
Though the Temple of Bacchus is the highlight make sure you also get to see the other ruins – there are many which are richly decorated. There is quite a bit to see, and it isn’t too crowded so there is space to sit down and take it all in without being squeezed.
We spend around 3 hours here and although it can be done quicker, we enjoyed finding the quiet places to just sit and admire the remarkable craftsmanship which has stood for almost 2,000 years. At one point my friend and I were alone inside the temple of Bacchus for almost 15 minutes - a special experience!
We didn’t have a guide with us but brought a book with us which told us a bit about the site and ruins. If you aren’t on a guided tour or don’t have a book, guides are available at the entrance.
You can get here by car or one of the many available tours from Beirut. We heard it’s possible to take busses too but didn’t look into that.
Written December 16, 2022
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Elie M
Jdeideh, Lebanon76 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
An amazing experience to explore once again this amazing site. The upgrading works and the museum are extremely important, in the museum you get to know the history of the place. This place should have an international mission to show the grandeur of the temples, and the importance of Baalbek in history.
Written January 1, 2023
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The Weak Knee Traveler
Singapore, Singapore11,769 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Solo
This is a definite must visit in Lebanon. The Roman ruins here are one of the best preserved ruins I've seen. The only problem is this place is exceedingly popular and hence not easy to take pics. There are just too many people in some of the temples.
Written June 4, 2020
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siatko
london47 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Family
Despite calling the Dept of tourism and the hotel also calling for us and being told that the ruins were open this was sadly not true. At least from the outside you get a fairly good view of some of the ruins and luckily there was an open gate which we went inside however the main ruins were locked shut with security all around. We did manage to ask the team in the Palmyria hotel if we could go up to their rooftop to get a view from up there which they allowed us to but I can’t help being left disappointed with not being let in, I understand corona however the ruins appear to all be outside!
Written November 6, 2020
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VinnieLondon
Doha, Qatar11,818 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Friends
Baalbek and it’s temples are around a 2 hour drive from Beirut with a few security check points on the way. Some of the site is incredibly well preserved and it is easy to imagine it’s original structures and grandeur with the help of a good guide and the information available at the site. You need to be reasonably able to get around the site and lots of it exposed in the heat of the midday sun. Fascinating history of the site dating back well before the remaining Roman ruins. Restrooms on site and Baalbek has many restaurants and cafes. Well worth a trip out from Beirut and essential part of a Lebanon trip.
Written October 2, 2022
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Steena804
Northern Virginia, VA49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
Wonderful visit to the ruins at Baalbek. Definitely worth the trip from Beirut. We hired a driver for our group of 11. We had our passports on hand in case we needed them, but we’re never asked for them. We also request an official tour guide once we arrived at the ticket entrance.
Written August 22, 2022
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arjeeamsterdam
Amsterdam, The Netherlands178 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Friends
Baalbek is one of the best remaining Roman archaeological site with temples dedicated to Venus, Jupiter and Bacchus. We were really excited to visit the site and it is absolutely worth a visit. Make sure you don’t leave Lebanon without visiting Baalbek. We booked our tour at Lebanon Local Tour and this company is the best and most reliable tour company to make your visit to Lebanon a memorable one.
Written September 18, 2022
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