Old Souk
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Schhel
Kigali, Rwanda189 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
Nicely renovated and clean area with bars, restaurants leading to the harbour. Nice for a stroll and a drink. It is geared towards tourists tonight, so don’t expect the Best buys and food.good for a few drinks in the evening I would say (at inflated price).
Written July 6, 2023
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Fadi S
Amman, Jordan197 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
The place is full of nice shops and places to buy very nice souvenirs. it has one of the most beautiful collections. one of the best places to buy i have ever seen
Written September 27, 2019
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Sabah
London, UK604 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Family
Very beautiful place and touristy very old, beautiful items... Don't buy There or bargain the price down as they overpriced everything, it's insane... Lots of fake items as well, be aware
Written January 8, 2019
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Z..
Dubai, United Arab Emirates155 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Couples
Just walk the soul on a spring afternoon and spend the rest of the evening in a pub.
The authentic look and feel of the town and the soul in specific makes the journey like a back to the future.
Scenery and fun guaranteed.
Written November 2, 2015
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Samer ABI KHALIL
Angers, France209 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
This place must be the ending of Byblos tourism, at a time the music begins... Someone can walk and make shopping to buy gifts and souvenirs, and then have a seat to drink or eat something and enjoy the night life of Byblos and Lebanon.
Written September 15, 2019
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Raieda I
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Solo
I loved walking around the old souk- talking to people and eating the best food in the world. I bought some priceless Lebanese artifacts. The people of Byblos touched my heart.
Written August 10, 2018
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Alexios
Athens, Greece30 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Friends
It was Saturday morning when we left Beirut with a private tour guide we had booked through our hotel, to visit Byblos..well, I must admit that I am a very patient person but I never imagined what was in store for me...the traffic out of the city was simply atrocious, appalling, it took us almost two hours for a 45 minutes drive..After this traffic - car odyssey we finally arrived at Byblos totally worn'd out without much energy to walk around the city, not mentioning the 75% humidity. We finally settled at a restaurant for a quick bite with frequent power cuts , going afterwards for a stroll at the souks..nice shops, very kind people, but too tourist oriented for my liking..Future travelers take heed before you go there of the horrific traffic and be prepared for a long long drive..
Written July 1, 2017
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Hameed H
London, UK122 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Family
The vendors in the old souk are the most children unfriendly souk attendants we have encountered across worlds top bazaars and souks that my family and I have visited. The merchandise is obsolete and reflects cheap manufacturing that appeals to young tourists coming from other Lebanese areas. The shops should be attended by tourist friendly non racial staff and owners, should learn how to communicate with children who are not natured with violence and away from aggression and also offer more variety of cultural artefacts and souvenirs and local craftsmanship to appeal to those who cross thousands of miles to experience a civilisation 1000s of yrs old. Looking fwd to go back and see the needed change
Written August 1, 2015
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cutelady Baluch
Muscat Governorate, Oman3,281 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Family
a very cool day in a historical Souq and village of more than 7000 years
Worth a visit due to its related history ...
We visited Jbeil or Byblos with family and friends who enjoyed alot .
Written May 9, 2020
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Rachel S
Beirut, Lebanon122 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Friends
That’s one of my favorite places ..I like to see the old buildings,walk in the streets and watch people all around sitting chatting playing music..you can buy lot of souvenirs and clothes....very nice
Written November 5, 2019
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