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North Lebanon

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Northern Lebanon uniquely blends the outdoors with extensive historical and cultural attractions. With the country’s highest mountain, Qornet es-Sawda (3,090m), as well as the highest ski resort, The Cedars, this region offers a rocky, rugged terrain that makes Lebanon unique in the Middle East. At the far northern end of the Mt. Lebanon range, the Akkar region is the most remote area of the country, housing traditional villages and beautiful scenery.


Map of North Lebanon
  • 1 Tripoli
  • 2 Al Minyeh Miniyeh on Wikipedia
  • 3 Batroun - one of the oldest cities in the world
  • 4 Zgharta Zgharta on Wikipedia
  • 5 Ehden Ehden on Wikipedia — Beautiful mountain city; worth a visit.


Arabic and French are spoken as well as English mainly in the shopping district by workers who want to help tourists, although there are locals who speak basic English.

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Mar Sarkhis monastery in the Kadisha Valley
  • The ancient castles in Tripoli
  • Kadisha Valley — an UNESCO World Heritage Site featuring many ancient Christian monastic communities.


Throughout northern Lebanon, mountain climbing, skiing, hiking, caving, and other outdoor opportunities abound.


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