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Abdul’s story makes the visit worthwhile

This is one mother of a stone. But when you see it, that’s it, really. You gaze turns to the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rupert D
Peyia, Cyprus
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mind blobbing !!!

i mean hen u see this giant rock, ur mind cant understand !! mind blobbing :) ... so many theories... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sydney, Australia
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1km From the Heliopolis Temple Complex, Baalbeck, Lebanon
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one mother of a stone. But when you see it, that’s it, really. You gaze turns to the minarets of the Mosque of Khawla (which is a BIG must visit). The stones story, or rather the story of Abdul Nabi Al-Ali adds colour...More

Thank Rupert D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i mean hen u see this giant rock, ur mind cant understand !! mind blobbing :) ... so many theories and so many stories about this Massive rock!!! just being next to it gives u a strange feeling and u cant help but open u...More

1  Thank thetravellad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a huge stone supposed to be used in the foundations of Jupiter temple in Baalbeck (The city of Sun); it is not far from the temples, it gives an idea about the tremendous efforts exerted to bring the rock and stones and other...More

Thank Ziad A
Reviewed 11 July 2018

On your way to the Temple of Jupiter in Baalbek, make a quick stop at the “Largest cut stone in the world” - actually now the third largest. A truly massive stone block that was left in a Roman quarry and covered with trash until...More

Thank Jesstwiga L
Reviewed 15 May 2018

This stone has a long story, so don't miss it as it's really popular around the world. there are some ancient homes like caves around the stone that attract me a lot. nobody lives there now however. and there are some red tulips that are...More

Thank zahrashakeri1370
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

What i loved about this place was the story behind it all. How the elderly man who cleaned up the place. Make it into a touristic sight. He doesnt get funds for it and did it from his heart. What a hero. If only there...More

1  Thank lisawilliam079
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

A site where romans got rocks for their temples and buildings. Nothing so important apartheid a Big rock quarry and still there. It is just a tour groups stop with a shop where you can buy tourist stuff. It's really minor though.

Thank GiuliaeLuca
Reviewed 29 January 2018

Nice stop just before you go to Baalbek. You can walk around a bit but don't expect to spend much time. The shop owner is really nice.

Thank Lori Z
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Please go on site It s closed to Balbeeck temple and at least you ll see how one man who is in love with his town and culture fought in order to preserve this area! Thanks to him

Thank ksarman
Reviewed 23 December 2017

This place must be visited before Baalbek. It is very close, and helps understand where the majestic complex comes from.

Thank datamath
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