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Stroll through the palace of a Kalif

This remnants of an earlier time are not as good in shape as is Baalbek. You need to bring with you more imagination to get a picture of how it must have looked like centuries... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Stadtoldendorf, Germany
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This remnants of an earlier time are not as good in shape as is Baalbek. You need to bring with you more imagination to get a picture of how it must have looked like centuries ago. Make sure to take a guided tour, otherwise you will not get the full picture of how it used to be.

Thank Maxga1989
Beirut, Lebanon
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you were planning to go to the Bekaa, this place is definitely a must-see! Anjar is a lovely village, and the Umayyad ruins of Anjar are one of the historic sites in lebanon you should visit. Guided tours are available, they tell you more about the architecture and its details, and the history of the place.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Reviewed 1 week ago

While traveling for a day through the Bekaa Valley, we stopped at Aanjar and found the ruins interesting.

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Shanghai, China
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to see a bit of the culture- book a driver to see this since it is a drive out from Beirut. Restaurant located outside. Friendly staff and great locals. Watch the building and architecture....nice place with information board around the site.

Thank WMBandit
Lafayette, California
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the walled and fortified 1300 year old city. Organized in four equal squares it was separated by two wide avenues. It was built during early days of Muslim rule. But the architecture were influenced by and building material pillaged from earlier Byzantine, Roman and Hellenistic cultures in the same area. The Roman influence can be seen in the columns... More 

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Pelotas, RS
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited as part of a day tour to Aanjar, Baalbek and Zahle. It's a beatiful site, very interesting piece of history. Not as impressive as Baalbek, but worth the visit.

Coventry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excavation has begun to show a story of the past, and alongside funding from foreign grants more of the story will continue to be told! Excellent site to stop off at

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Famously constructed during a single historical time period, the ruins at Aanjar were a natural segue from my visit to Baalbek. Located within view of the Syrian border, the site is the second UNESCO World Heritage designee in the Bekaa Valley. We visited before our trip to Ksara Winery (see separate review), spending about an hour with an excellent guide.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 April 2017

Visited here as part of a day trip with Lebanon tours. Amazingly beautiful and peaceful ruins, despite being 2 km from the Syria border, that you get to yourself as no one seems to come here. The guide here was great too.

Thank Krishan S
Valencia, Spain
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

Amazing location. Snow-capped Antilebanon mountains and stunning sunset from the archeological site. It is a unique example of Ummayyad architecture. It is essential to have a good guide. Anyway, it is a must to visite in Lebanon. It is UNESCO Heritage.

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