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Hajar al-Hibla

1km From the Heliopolis Temple Complex, Baalbeck, Lebanon
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This stone has a long story, so don't miss it as it's really popular around the world. there are... read more

Reviewed May 15, 2018
zahrashakeri1370
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Gorgan, Iran
Fabolus

What i loved about this place was the story behind it all. How the elderly man who cleaned up the... read more

Reviewed May 2, 2018
lisawilliam079
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United Kingdom
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good27%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“huge stone” (3 reviews)
“souvenir shop” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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1km From the Heliopolis Temple Complex, Baalbeck, Lebanon
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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
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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
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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
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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 loriz84
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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
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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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Reviewed 7 December 2017

after visiting the temples of Baalbeck, I decided to check out the quarry from where the gigantic stone blocks were taken. There's not much to be seen, some partially chiselled bits and the huge, impressive pregnant woman stone, which wasn't moved from its original bedding...More

Thank Bruno C
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Reviewed 28 November 2017

This is a worthwhile stop on the way to the temple. As mentioned in other reviews, you only truly appreciate the size of the block and the effort required to move masonry of this size until you stand next to it. We saw this before...More

2  Thank Andyrock81
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Reviewed 22 November 2017

when you see photos this stone isn't impressive. The real size you only understand when you're standing next to it. When in Baalbek for the Roman Ruins, take the detour and visit the biggest stone.

2  Thank HONkiev
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

Stone quarry with a nearly complete huge stone used in construction of temple in Baalbek. Sheer size is awe inspiring

Thank j d
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