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Address: 6 Km From Bcharre (Bsharre), Bcharre, Lebanon
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This holy gorge is filled with ancient monasteries and hermitages carved...

This holy gorge is filled with ancient monasteries and hermitages carved into its cliffs.

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Breathtaking

The qadisha valley was the highlight of my visit to Lebanon, the valley incorporates towns such as Becharreh, Ehdne, and Amioun. There are not much things to see in particular but... read more

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Cairo, Egypt
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The qadisha valley was the highlight of my visit to Lebanon, the valley incorporates towns such as Becharreh, Ehdne, and Amioun. There are not much things to see in particular but the nature and the feel of the place is worth the long way from Beirut. I'd strongly urge anyone going to Lebanon to visit the Qadisha valley and I'd... More 

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Valencia, Spain
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It has been my dream to hike there since I've read "From the Holy Mountain: A Journey In The Shadow of Byzantium " by William Dalrymple. Fortunately I have hiked two full days with Jorge an experienced professional and honest guide. As well as he has vast botanic knowledge and he knows Qadisha valley like the back of his hand.... More 

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Sydney
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

One of the things that has struck me about Lebanon is the sheer natural beauty of the country. The mountain regions are breath-taking, especially in winter. If you are going to visit (and you should) it is advisable to take an experianced driver as the roads are narrow and driving in Lebanon is interesting with drivers having a somewhat casual... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 13 December 2016

A visit to the gorgeous Qadisha Valley (Holy Valley) is a must do for anyone who visits Lebanon! You feel like you are somewhere in the Alps of Switzerland rather than in the Middle East. It is also a spiritually enriching place with so many well preserved monasteries and churches throughout the valley. The best part of it is it... More 

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beirut
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Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

The monastery by itself is very nice and you can feel the holiness of the place in each room and step you take. However in order to get to the entrance with the traffic and tiny road and lebanese drivers, you will need to cool down before you enter the holy land, so keep in mind for the visit that... More 

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Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

The road leading to it is quite dangerous, the cave is small, not much to see, only advisable to be visited during summer, they open the cave very late around 11am

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New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 2 August 2016

There is nothing quite like Qadisha Valley. Every time I visit Lebanon I must go through. This view, air, surroundings and drive are like food for the soul. It is special for any person to see but I would consider it nothing less than a privilege for every Christian to experience in life. There is a local restaurant in the... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed 2 August 2016

The valley itself is beautiful to walk through and around, but in order to actually get the most of it you kinda need a car. From Basharri it will take several hours and a lot of it being up hill, some drivers may feel sorry for you and give you a lift, but it is difficult, so plan ahead.

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Rockville, Maryland
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Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

One of the great Natural and historical world heritage site to see in the north of Lebanon. It's the valley of saints as translated from syraic language, 1400 years of maronite Christian history and the story of their persecution throu years by all invaders, and after all this time they are still there... great to visit if you are around.

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Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

One of the oldest valley in the world lot of histiry it has over 70% of the world jerbs kadisha meam holly the maronites of lebanon (Christian's ) lived in it and fought the otteman empire for more then 450 years of occupation so many caves and historical place lots of walk and convents its a place evry one should... More 

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