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Temples of Baalbek

Baalbeck, Lebanon
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Anjar, Baalbek and Ksara Day Trip from Beirut
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“roman ruins” (49 reviews)
“day trip” (22 reviews)
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Baalbeck, Lebanon
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the most spectacular Roman ruins in the world with a gorgeous mountain background. And basically devoid of tourists which made the visit so pleasant and special. We hired a chauffeur for the day from a company used by the University for safety reasons--one...More

Thank MarieTips
Reviewed 1 week ago

The temple complex in Baalbeck is impressive, but unless you take a tour with a guide (and some people say they make lots of stories about the temples), you might be left wondering what are all those tempels about. I strongly recommend going first to...More

Thank Bruno C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed very much this visit, not many people as I like photos without too many tourists making all the silly postures while posing... I was lucky as the day was very nice and sunny. Unfortunately, the main landmark of Baalbeck (6 pillars) was under...More

Thank Bojan V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For years I'd dreamed about visiting Baalbek, and finally once in Lebanon I wondered about the multiple ways to get there. Ultimately I decided to take the minibus from Beirut Cola Station, which is quite simple: you pay 5000 LBP for a minibus/van to Chtaura,...More

Thank Steven M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an experience! You can walk through the ruins and discovery the site by yourself as it is not very touristic. The temple remains are breathtaking. I found this place much more exciting than visiting the Akropolis. If you love ancient history this is a...More

Thank Che_Chrisito
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been to many Roman locations all over the Mediterranean - but Baalbek tops it all. Nowhere else you'll get such a good impression how it really was. At other locations you will need your imagination to create a picture how it was looking 2'000...More

Thank HONkiev
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The most incredible Roman ruins we have ever visited, amazingly well preserved and such an atmospheric site. We had been a bit anxious about visiting Baalbek due to advice on the FCO travel website suggesting it was best not to go, but the whole town...More

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Reviewed November 12, 2017

one of the best roman ruins outside of Rome, Italy. Have been before, this was my second visit, and just as amazed this time around.

Thank michael c
Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

I can’t miss the opportunity to visit this temple every time I will be in Baalbek.. it’s one of the most beautiful temple I ever seen, it has the Roman ruins, Jupiter temple and Bakhos temple, The Baalbeck International Festival is a cultural event in...More

Thank Manoul
Reviewed November 8, 2017

I would allow 90 minutes - two hours to visit the temples. The Temple of Bacchus is amazing as it is the most in tact of the temples. We hired a guide on site which I would recommend.

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Davis F
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
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DukeTroy
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! !!!
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bigshowgeer
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
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