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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wow is all I can say. We did as part of an organised tour from Beirut. A scenic drive over snowy mountains got us there in around two hours. The site was breathtaking and a must do when in Lebanon. Expect to spend two hours...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank alansco
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was absolutely breathtaking. Allow 3hrs drive each way from Beirut to allow for traffic. Also allow 2hrs to explore the ruins. Absolutely worth the time it took to get out there.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Heliopolis of Baalbeck is one unique world heritage site. Once there you can't but be astonished how ancient civilizations used to move block that we cannot move today with all what humans have discovered and invented through years. These temples are so majestic and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Be blown away by the massive columns and the massive Acropolis. Allow 2 hours to include the museum underneath. Cash only and about USD15pp.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Hairyman50
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These impressive ruins are wonderful to explore. When you consider how far away some of the materials used came from and the size of the structures on the site, it is absolutely staggering. We visited as part of a day trip from Lebanon through the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MandanaJames
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The following review is based on firsthand experience visiting this site on Jan 19, 2019. We arrived at the temple complex early figuring we would get a guided tour in the morning and then return later in the day to revisit the ruins at our...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its a place to explore, no matter how many times you walk around, or explore the are, you would always find something new. thousand of years of history, it is marked to be the well preserved ruins in Lebanon. You can't visit Lebanon and not...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank Ogadragon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This conmlex of ancient ruins is one of the most impresive and wonderful which I saw In Europe and In the countries surraunding the Mediteranian Sea.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tomasz K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you do not have time for all, I would recommend you not to skip this site. It's marvellous, superb, outstanding! You can do it on a day trip from Beirut, if you leave early. This site is busy at all times, try to avoid...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank Ana_L_23
Reviewed January 6, 2019

"Baalbek itself is worth a visit to Lebanon: - two hours drive from Beirut across beaut mountains, in the middle of the fertile Beqaa valley, this site still keeps huge breathtaking temples, colossal block of stones, high columns, always caressed by the sun, framed by...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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October 17, 2018|
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Response from hudatareq91 | Reviewed this property |
Travel agencies usually charge the double. Outside most hotels are experienced taxi drivers who know the sites very well . A tour for 3 sites and more and for a 8-10 hrs would cost 100$
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October 13, 2017|
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Response from winstoncraven | Reviewed this property |
Yes there's a way to Baalbek without getting a guide,you can rent a driver to get you there and he'll stay with you until you finish your trip there,if you want you can text me Whatsapp and i will try my best to give you... More
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! !!!