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Interesting visit

The site is free, but you have to either walk or take a taxi from the center of Sidon. It is not as... read more

Reviewed 20 January 2019
Navan, Ireland
Needs much more care

The problem about reviewing such places is that sometimes the importance of the location is wasted... read more

Reviewed 19 December 2017
Omar M
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Jan 20, 2019
“Interesting visit”
Dec 19, 2017
“Needs much more care”
Awwali River Valley, Sidon, Lebanon
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Reviewed 20 January 2019

The site is free, but you have to either walk or take a taxi from the center of Sidon. It is not as spectacular as other temples in Lebanon, but still worth a visit, if you are there.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ana_L_23
Reviewed 19 December 2017

The problem about reviewing such places is that sometimes the importance of the location is wasted by the negligence of municipalities or ministries that are supposed to preserve and maintain historical places. Great place but not really recommended due to the lack of proper guidance...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Omar M
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

We were shown around by a Lebanese archaeologist repairing the mosaics from the floor of the 5th century Byzantine church. The mosaics from the pre-Christian period are even more impressive--look for the faces that are mostly obscured now by weather damage. The throne in the...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Brannon W
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Difficult to find and untended, yet a significant archaeological attraction to see in Sidon. Originally a Phoenician temple, its use continued into the Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine periods with a basilica built in the final phase. No information signs so read up via Wikipedia ahead...More

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank Mark W
Reviewed 19 March 2015

This Phoenician temple should be visited when in Saida. Unfortunately it is not very well taken care of but it is still worth the visit. You will see the Throne of Astarte as well as other relics from Persian, Roman periods. I recommend you go...More

Date of experience: March 2015
5  Thank Fadi E
Reviewed 30 October 2014

The road to the Temple is very narrow and in a bad condition.It needs great attention to notice the sign on the wall mentioning the site.The door may be closed but look around for the keeper,he will open to get inside. The ruins are in...More

Date of experience: October 2014
2  Thank dmdoc
Reviewed 11 June 2014

This is one of the amazing historical places in Lebanon, but unfortunately neglected by the government. We went the first time and the place was closed. The second time, we succeeded to enter. The road leading to the place was very narrow, full of holes,...More

Date of experience: July 2013
3  Thank Rasmi17
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