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About Lebanon

  • Capital: Beirut
  • Area: 10,542 Square kilometers
  • Population: Approximately 4.5 million 


  • Ancient History: Unveiling Treasures of the Past Lebanon’s historical significance shines through its ancient wonders, from the Roman temples of Baalbek to the timeless charm of the continuously inhabited city of Byblos.


  • Cultural Melting Pot: Experience the magic of Lebanon’s diverse cultural scene, a fusion of Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, and European influences, expressed through its captivating traditions, cuisine, music, and art.
  • Thriving Arts and Entertainment Scene: Immerse yourself in Lebanon’s flourishing arts and entertainment landscape, from modern galleries and theaters to a lively music scene that reflects the nation’s passion for creativity and expression.


  • Delicious Cuisine: Lebanese cuisine is renowned worldwide for its delicious flavors and healthy ingredients. Dishes like hummus, falafel, tabbouleh, and shawarma have gained popularity worldwide, making Lebanese food a favorite choice for many.


  • Stunning Landscapes: Despite its relatively small size, Lebanon boasts a diverse landscape, from beautiful Mediterranean coastlines to picturesque mountain ranges like the Lebanon Mountains and the Qadisha Valley, often called the “Holy Valley” due to its historical and religious significance.
  • Skiing and Beaches in One Day: One unique aspect of Lebanon is the ability to ski in the mountains in the morning and swim in the Mediterranean Sea in the afternoon during certain times of the year. This is possible due to the country’s compact size and diverse topography.


  • Language and Education: Lebanon is known for its multilingualism, with Arabic, French, and English widely spoken. The country has a long tradition of providing quality education, and its universities are renowned in the region.


  • Resilience and Hospitality: Despite facing historical challenges, Lebanon’s people are known for their resilience, warmth, and hospitality towards visitors. They are often eager to share their culture and traditions with guests.
  • Festivals and Celebrations: Lebanon hosts numerous festivals and cultural events throughout the year, showcasing its diverse heritage. The Baalbek International Festival, Beiteddine Art Festival, and the Lebanese Independence Day celebrations are some of the prominent events that attract both locals and tourists.


  • Cedar Trees: The Cedar of Lebanon is an iconic symbol of the country and has historical and cultural significance. It is mentioned in ancient texts and has become a national emblem representing strength and endurance.


  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Lebanon boasts several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the aforementioned Roman ruins of Baalbek and the ancient city of Byblos, as well as the forest of the Cedars of God in the Qadisha Valley, recognized for their exceptional cultural and natural value.

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