Bradt’s Lebanon sets this now peaceful and increasingly popular destination within the context of its rich historical and religious background enabling visitors to travel with awareness and sensitivity.
Lebanon offers extraordinary diversity. Here, some of the oldest human settlements in the world at the Phoenician ports of Tyre, Sidon and Byblos sit alongside modern Beirut, popular for its cuisine, eclectic nightlife and mosaic of peoples. In Lebanon’s second city, Tripoli, busy medieval souks are watched over by a vast Crusader castle. Outside the city, snow-capped mountains and the lush Qadisha Valley with its snaking river and waterfalls provide entertainment for skiers and hikers, while the Mediterranean Sea draws sun and watersports enthusiasts.
The guide describes skiing opportunities and ski resorts in detail with coverage of trekking and hiking in the Qadisha Valley and Chouf Mountains, including the 275-mile Lebanon Mountain Trail (LMT).
A specialist in Lebanon and the Middle East, Paul Doyle has travelled extensively in the region as both writer and photographer.
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Title: Lebanon Author: Paul Doyle
Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides Publication: 6th December 2011
£15.99 ISBN: 9781841623702