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Tannourine Cedar Forest Nature Reserve

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Address: Harissa Main Road, Tannourine, Lebanon
Phone Number:
+961 6 500 550
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

The Tannourine Cedar Forest Nature Reserve created by virtue of Law No. 9...

The Tannourine Cedar Forest Nature Reserve created by virtue of Law No. 9 on February 25, 1999. The reserve is managed by a committee in cooperation with the Ministry of Environment.

The reserve protects the largest and most dense cedar forest of cedar in Lebanon (625ha). The cedars accounts for more than 80% of the total number of trees exceed 2,500,000 trees. Other trees that can be found are oaks, junipers and maples living all together. The unique geography and topography of the forest protected the forest from human exploitation. Since 2006, the reserve has been declared an "important bird area (IBA). The reserve constitutes an ecological and scientific niche of plant and animal biodiversity

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Great place to visit. The cedar is present in the lebanese flag for a reason. After visiting the place u can understand it and feel the power and spirit of the cedars forest. Its... read more

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to visit. The cedar is present in the lebanese flag for a reason. After visiting the place u can understand it and feel the power and spirit of the cedars forest. Its an interesting walk but not suitable for disabled persons

Thank mouannessami
Valencia, Spain
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have hiked with Libantrek in this area. With Jorge, professional, helpful and reliable guide, a master, has showed the most beautiful footpaths, providing botanic details about this area. I have enjoyed an amazing trek. Unique and rewarding trek in an unspoilt nature.

Thank ENRIC-23
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Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Splendid the forest give you the deep sentiment. That you are engaged in quarrel with the trees. You feel infinitely marked by its beauty.

Thank Wassim W
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

One of the things on the must do list for this trip was to see a cedar forest. We were lucky enough to not only see a forest but in winter after an overnight snow fall. It was magnificent and the subject of many photos. Well worth the effort needed to get to the forest reserve.

Thank Tony W
Beirut, Lebanon
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Reviewed 26 November 2016

From Beirut: 1Hour 40 Min Entrance fees: 5000LBP You will be amazed by the splendor of the views. you will feel like you are too close to the sky. Some cedars are dating more than 2000 years and the density of the trees is high. you will breathe fresh and pure air. Bring a jacket with you because you might... More 

Thank Rabih S
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Reviewed 5 August 2016

Enchanting forest. Trails are well marked, and varied, with varying difficulty levels. Allow a 1/2 day at least, and bring plenty of water.

Thank N K
Beirut, Lebanon
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Reviewed 2 June 2016

there is an old song for a famous Lebanese singer FAYROUZ "here the sky is closer". once in tannourine you must go to the forest and have your walk there between the cedars.. its really nice, peaceful and helps to relax

Thank Ranouch444
Byblos, Lebanon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2016

This is a wonderful escape outside the city. Great for hiking and snowshoeing in winter season. A beautiful reserve full of amazing natural scenery.

Thank Lara K
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Reviewed 4 November 2015

Beautiful forest where you can walk for hours. always ask for a guide, or ask where you can find the "BALCONY", a spectacular view from this place (BALCONY). in order to see the sunset from the balcony you have to reach it before 6:00 pm.

Thank Sassine S
Beirut, Lebanon
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Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

If in tannourine, you should definitely stop and visit the cedars forest, a true gem! You can enjoy a nice walk in the heart of the forest, while enjoying the most amazing views. It is very well preserved and is definitely worth the ride.

Thank Sarahkh1

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