Best things to do in Lebanon

 -So you finally have some free time, and you want to experience something new and visit some new, oriental country, but you don’t exactly know what you want. Fortunately, we have prepared something for you.

That’s right; I’m talking about visiting Lebanon.

-In case, you did hear about Lebanon, but you don’t quite know where it is, it is situated in Asia, and it is bordered only by two countries, Syria, and Israel. Despite being pretty small country, Lebanon holds some of the most beautiful landmarks in the Arabic world.

That is the place where old meets new, and everyone can find something for themselves whether you came there for shopping, sightseeing or their famous cuisine.

-The capital of Lebanon is Beirut, and it is also their largest city.

The Paris of Middle East: Beirut, Lebanon
The Paris of Middle East: Beirut, Lebanon

Believe it or not, Lebanon is often mentioned as ” The Paris of the Middle East,” because it attracts millions of tourists every year.

When we talk about Beirut, a lot of things are worth mentioning, but one of the best things you should visit is The National Museum of Beirut. This museum has more than 1300 exhibits, ranging all the way from the prehistoric era. Also, Archaeological Museum of the American University of Beirut is a third oldest museum in the Middle East, so that should be pretty

Also, Archaeological Museum of the American University of Beirut is a third oldest museum in the Middle East, so that should be pretty self-explanatory.

The National Museum of Beirut
The National Museum of Beirut

For those people who like to party more than like seeing museums, Beirut has a wide range of nightclubs, and if you want to take the things to a next level, you’ll be glad to hear that it is, indeed, possible to buy cannabis in Lebanon. In most of the nightclubs, if you are looking for a cannabis to smoke, prices are usually hanging somewhere around $200 an ounce. Also, you can buy cannabis in a form of hashish, and in that case for some mid-quality

In most of the nightclubs, if you are looking for a cannabis to smoke, prices are usually hanging somewhere around $200 an ounce. Also, you can buy cannabis in a form of hashish, and in that case for some mid-quality hashish you need to pay around $34/10 grams.

-On the other hand, you may want to see something more than just Lebanon’s capital.

In that case, you should see some of the beautiful landmarks all over the Lebanon.

Anjar is one of the archaeological sites you must visit. It was established as a world heritage site in 1984, and it is considered that Anjar was the commercial center 1300 years ago. Its architecture features a mixture of Byzantine and Roman influences, and there are two large avenues: Cardo Maximus and Decumanus Maximus.

Anjar, Lebanon - ancient ruins.
Anjar, Lebanon – ancient ruins.

Baalbeck was one of the many small villages in the Phoenician era. After Romans had arrived at Phoenicia, they took over Baalbeck and they started building all kinds of temples and different structures inside its borders. Some of the most beautiful sites include The Temple of Jupiter, the Temple of Venus, and the Temple Of Bacchus, which is most preserved temple in the Middle East.

Our guide to Lebanon wouldn’t be complete if we didn’t include Byblos, one of the a most famous sites across the whole Middle East. Tracing its history around 10 000 years back, Byblos could easily be one of the oldest cities in the world. Also, it is widely considered that Byblos is connected to the development and spreading of the Phoenician alphabet. If you choose to visit Byblos, you shouldn’t miss anything, but some of the most important things you should see there include Crusader church named “St. John the Baptist Church”, Temple of Baalat Gebal and Byblos Mosque (the oldest mosque in the world).

If you choose to visit Byblos, you shouldn’t miss anything, but some of the most important things you should see there include Crusader church named “St. John the Baptist Church”, Temple of Baalat Gebal and Byblos Mosque (the oldest mosque in the world).

Byblos is a Mediterranean city in the Mount Lebanon
Byblos is a Mediterranean city in the Mount Lebanon

-If you happen to be hungry on your way through Lebanon, than you shouldn’t buy the first thing that comes to you in the street. It would be a shame not to explore and enjoy the beautiful mixture of different nationalities and cultures through the Lebanon cuisine. Their cuisine mostly consists of fruit, whole grain, fish, and seafood. When it comes to the red meat, people of Lebanon most often enjoy lamb or goat. Oh and I should probably mention that they use a lot of garlic and olive oil, and all kinds of different

When it comes to the red meat, people of Lebanon most often enjoy lamb or goat. Oh and I should probably mention that they use a lot of garlic and olive oil, and all kinds of different condiments that serve to spice up the food.


-Well folks, here it is, a short guide to Lebanon. However, note that this is just a quick tour, and in case you go to Lebanon, you should always be free to explore new possibilities and find some new places to see.