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Baalbeck, Lebanon
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

To understand the complexities of Middle East today, it’s vital and most interesting to visit Baalbek! The structures are amazing yet it’s even more informative to learn the layers of history at Baalbek. I’d recommend you have a tour guide because there is so much...More

Thank AlanS850
Reviewed 6 days ago

The sanctuary ruins at Baalbek was the reason for my visit in Lebanon. And they were better than anticipated! The visible ruins mainly date to 1st-3rd century AD, but the finds in Baalbek go back to Chalcolitikum (copper stone age c. 4000-3200 BC). Besides the...More

Thank Mette K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ruins here are really great. I was on a private tour and the company hired a guide to show me around the site. There are quite a few steps and NO handrails. I had a walking stick and the guide gave me his hand...More

Thank alicerabbit
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely amazing ruins, mainly from Roman time with templates to Bacchus, Jupiter and Venus. To Ba'al and many other denominational gods. It's a great 2-3 hour walk, made even better if you can get a guide - they know so much that it greatly enhances...More

Thank scuttlies
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We sent two full hours in this magnificent place, for me the best conserved Roman temples I have ever seen. Go early in the morning and you will be alone (it is a two hours drive from Beyrout).

Thank René d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is where you can have a tour across cultures and enjoy the most preserved Roman Temples in the world

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Of all the many day trips we did in lebanon, this place beat them all, even the Jeita Grotto. The ruins are very well preserved and you get a good overview of how it looked back in Ancient times. The ticket price was 15,000 Lebanese...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The temples are stunningly huge and still well preserved. Makes one wonder how ancient men could build such giant structures that stand the test of time.

Thank Saqlain91
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is just stunning - it is so impressive in terms of size and grandeur & beauty, and for the fact that so much has remained intact. It eclipses any other Roman remains that I have seen anywhere in the world. This was the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is still a lot of restauration to be done, but the remains give a very good idea of what this magnificent site must have been in its days of glory. The propylea entrance is massive, buils with huge limestone bloks. The courtyard is big,...More

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18 October 2018|
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Response from parrotandcat | Reviewed this property |
I would highly recommend tour beirut drivers and tour guides. Especially karim which took care of us when we arrived. You can contact him at whatsap 76784268. Enjoy your trip guys.
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14 October 2017|
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Response from winstoncraven | Reviewed this property |
Yes there's a way to Baalbek without getting a guide,you can rent a driver to get you there and he'll stay with you until you finish your trip there,if you want you can text me Whatsapp and i will try my best to give you... More
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! !!!