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Umayyad Ruins of Aanjar

Anjar, Lebanon
+961 8 620 791
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“syrian border” (5 reviews)
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Anjar, Lebanon
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The people in the town of Aanjar are extremely friendly and hospitable. It was one of the highlights of our trip. When you meet local people and are treated well, it leaves a lasting impression. The Umayyad Ruins of Aanjar are left as they were...More

Thank Bodi B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An interesting ruins. Good for a walk for an hour. Nowhere near as good as Baalbek. Most of the buildings have fallen down. There is a different pricing for tourists than for Lebanese people.

Thank OzBee
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This city was built in 10 years using stones recycled from previous Roman constructions so that, despite it being an Islam town complete with mosque and palace, there are lots of Roman-style features everywhere. Arches, columns, carvings, etc. The actual construction was done by Christians,...More

Thank FiShep
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

This is a really wonderful place as it houses the remains of a complete city. So often ancient sites are just about palaces, castles and temples but here in Aanjar, although it is largely ruined, there is the feel of an inhabited city. Uniquely linked...More

Thank DougF45
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Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

Just below the mountains and close to Syria it was impossible to believe that we were standing in this ancient and well preserved site We interesting that the site is connected to the other great centres in Iraq and Baghdad and not connected to the...More

Thank P R
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

I can’t miss the opportunity to visit this Ruins every time I will be in Bekaa.. it’s one of the most beautiful site I ever seen, it has the Umayyad ruins.

Thank Manoul
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

Arrived quite late and experienced the area in twilight - quite magical and totally empty - would highly recommend

Thank hergeEurope
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

The city was founded under Caliph Walid Ibn Abd Al-Malak (705-715) and is a testimony to the ancient city planning of the Umayyad caliphate, one of the earliest Islamic civilizations. The city was founded on the North-South and East West axis road system complete with...More

Thank binajimster
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

Its a very beautiful place, just imagine many years ago, how they were able to put all the stones together, and now we live in houses that can't be compared to those. it's a nice experience, entrace fee was $4 which was fair compair to...More

Thank dragonb853
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

When coming from Baalbek, obviously, it is not as impressive. Yet, I would suggest visiting. It is a very peaceful site. When we were there, there were almost no other people. I would highly recommend taking a guide since these are ruins and without a...More

Thank loriz84
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