With over 7000 years of recorded history, the former home of the Phoenicians, Lebanon is a country with a well defined cultural identity in which religion; location and ethnic diversity have a crucial part. With its name meaning “white”, making reference to the mountain with the same name, Lebanon is known as the country with the most religiously diverse society in the Middle East. The capital city, Beirut was nicknamed “Paris of the Middle East” and in 2009 the New York Times declared it the number one destination worldwide.
Learn about the country’s emblem the cedar and admire the Cedars of God across Mount Lebanon, an ancient forest with timber used by Egyptians for shipbuilding. Enter the city of the running river, Anjar and study or photograph the ruins of the Umayyad cities. Discover a so called “wonder of the ancient world” in the city Baalbek, where you can observe the ruins of a Roman temple, the Heliopolis or the Temple of Jupiter, one of Lebanon’s largest sanctuaries or visit Byblos the oldest continuously- inhabited city in the world.
Lebanonis a beautiful country with well preserved and there to be discovered prints of the past.