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“roman ruins” (42 reviews)
“day trip” (20 reviews)
“bekaa valley” (22 reviews)
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Baalbeck, Lebanon
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Stunning ruins Very nice place to take pictures Not recommended without a local tour guide, as shop owners and people around the ruins can be aggressive Please take with you sunglasses and a hat, can be hot on a sunny day Very interesting activity

Thank 657eliel
Reviewed 4 days ago

Baalbek is amazing, and you'll find some of the world's best preserved Roman era ruins here, as well as older Canaanite and Hellenic levels. The temple of Bacchus is particularly well-preserved including a lot of details in the stone facework. The scale here is grandiose,...More

1  Thank JohnNKY
Reviewed 1 week ago

The sun city and the temples are a must see. A guide is essential to explain minute details that would go unnoticed. Like the stairs design and the distance between each step that will allow you to climb upright without the need to lean forward...More

1  Thank AOmeiri
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The temples are simply grandiose, as a matter of fact the Bachus Temple is the biggest in the region

Thank Torbey C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was very beautiful and i had a chance to take a photo with a camel and also there are many vendors there who offer to tie a traditional scarf,like a turban around your head which makes the whole experience much more authentic and fun....More

Thank Milina M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This site is amazing and its sheer size will shock you, Some of the temples, in particular the carvings are fantastically preserved. There is also a small museum inside and a educational display near the exit which are well work a look. One word of...More

Thank Damien S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the big one, the site everyone must see. If you come to Lebanon you have to make the effort to come here. Now it's easy to ssy, harder to do. The area is under tight control being close to the boarder with Syria....More

Thank McG_Road_Warrior
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Some of the best preserved Roman temples are located in Baalbek. It's simply amazing. You will need 2 hours there to make the most out of it and appreciate the different areas. Governments don't recommend you going there because it's near the Syrian border. However,...More

Thank Daniel M
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Two amazing temples dating back to pre-Roman times. The original site may have been to the sun god. The Roman temple now has the six iconic columns standing. Currently shins scaffolding. Stand by the base of an upturned pillar to get a sense of size....More

1  Thank Brannon W
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Highly enjoyed my visit to this grand archaeological site. I didn't realise just how big the site was or how well it's been preserved. It's quite impressive and great for photos. You can wander around the site quite freely and even (respectfully) climb on top...More

1  Thank visit50percent
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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. :-)
2 January 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
30 July 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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113stephan
12 April 2016|
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Response from AndrewA64 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Montclair. Thanks for your query. Yes, governments are required to give security warnings against visiting Lebanon, because there are safety issues, but it is not all as bad as the impression given, and I would not... More
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