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Baalbeck, Lebanon
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Reviewed yesterday

I was so surprised by how big the site is, you definitely need around 4-5 hours on site if you want to hire a guide (totally recommended), you can find one at the entrance and they usually speak at least 6 languages just for 20$!

Thank Zeeniek
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The experience at the site was very good; the different temples were amazing in addition to the museum where you can find old sarcophage. The entrance fees for lebanese and Arabs is 10000 LL only and kids for free. Don't forget to take a bottle...More

Thank Bettina S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best place to learn Lebanon History! This Phoenician city, where a triad of deities was worshipped, was known as Heliopolis during the Hellenistic period. It retained its religious function during Roman times, when the sanctuary of the Heliopolitan Jupiter, Temple of Bacchus attracted thousands of...More

Thank Omar H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The temples of Baalbek are beautiful. Only a few hours drive from Beirut, they should be on all visitors itinerary. Don't be put off.

Thank KRA20
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After researching and reading all the dire warnings, my wife and I nearly were persuaded not to visit this truly stunning sight whilst in Lebanon for a week. What a mistake that would have been! To give context we are both in our early 60's,...More

3  Thank Lynden K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

incredible sight a few hours drive from Beirut. the site is very well preserved and you can get a guide at the entrance. there is also a small museum that can be visited on the way out.

Thank cgab2013
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you love architecture and history then this is a must visit, these huge stones that used in building this temple is mind blowing. Don't go by yourself, use a tour company for your safety.

1  Thank binmahmood
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Traffic getting there from Beirut was terrible, but once we arrived, we were stunned by the sheer size of the complex and the number of ruins. A fraction of this anywhere else would be the star attraction for the town. Even though the Jupiter temple...More

Thank Stephanie S
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Great ruins with amazing views and astonishing ornaments in the roof and walls of the temple,a must-visit place.

Thank winstoncraven
Reviewed 21 May 2017

i was so lucky been there with my friends and hosted by mayor of the city who was friend of my friend . i really enjoyed my time being there take a walk ,take some rest and took a nice photos . the city and...More

Thank tasteofqazvin
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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! !!!
Hello, I'm thinking of renting a car in Lebanon for a week. Is it safe to travel by myself to most of the sites? Including baalbek?
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
Hi there. I am going to travel through the region (Egypt, Jordan, Israel), and have been longing to visit Lebanon as well. Everywhere I look, there's a security warning against such travel here in the West... It's really confusing. Is it really bad at all? And if not, is there a way of getting from either Israel or Amman to Beirut without hustle please? Thank you.
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