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Lebanon rings a bell in people’s mind for (Mostly) bad news such as war, terrorism, bombing, and Hezbollah but believe me, if the quote of “Don’t judge a book by its cover” was to get used for only one thing in the world, that would be for the underrated heaven called “Lebanon”!
Let’s dig into it by talking about recent history!
Recent history of Lebanon
Before getting to the recent time, did you know that Lebanon is one of the very first places in the world where people started the civilization as we know it today?
Back in recent history, Lebanon was occupied by France for a while before they fought back and declared an independent state on November 22, 1943. They also had problems with Syria for a while and because of Hezbollah’s ties with Iran and Syria that put Israel’s security in danger by bombings and stuff, they had a war with Israel twice as well.
But don’t let the country’s complicated history fool you as that’s only the cover!
People in Lebanon
Although Lebanon is in the Middle East, half of the population identifies as Christian! In fact, the country has been mentioned in the Holy Bible, several times! The Christians are mostly Catholic and even 2 Popes visited the country throughout history! Even if you hear about the war in Lebanon, it doesn’t mean everywhere! It’s only the parts where Hezbollah is controlling.
The other half of the population identifies as Muslim, half of them are Sunni and the other half Shia which is very interesting because it puts Lebanon in a unique position where a part of the population wants ties with the Western countries like France and the USA while a part is interested in Saudi Arabia and the other part is in love with Iran!
What to do in Lebanon
Safety in Lebanon for tourists
As mentioned earlier, Lebanon is not an unsafe country you’d imagine! Even Petty crimes are low in this small nation. As long as you avoid a small part of the country that’s mostly being controlled by Hezbollah, you’d constantly feel like you’re somewhere in Europe!
Cedars Of God Bsharri in Lebanon
Although Lebanon is in the Middle East, this country has no desert in it! This special Cedar tree is so important for the country that they even put it on their flag! This tree is famous for its durability and beautiful color.
Mzaar Ski Resort kfardebiane Jonction slop in Lebanon
Lebanon is famous as the country where you can ski in the morning and chill at the beach in the afternoon! This world-class ski resort is only an hour away from the capital, Beirut.
Lazy B beach in Lebanon
Being beside the Mediterranean sea, Lebanon has beautiful beaches and resorts to enjoy.
Baalbek Roman Ruins in Lebanon
Lebanon was a part of several empires like The Phoenician, Roman, and Ottoman. Each one of these empires built something there and now anywhere you go, there’s something historical!
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33 thoughts on “Lebanon, The heaven in the Middle East Explained”
This beautiful place was my next destination, probably this month, before Covid. One of my sons spent time there and encouraged me to visit too. Soon….
Hopefully you’ll be able to visit it soon! It’s fabulous!
Lovely post. I had visited Lebanon in 1967, long before the trouble started and it surely was a heaven.To add to my pleasure, a christian Arab, Edmond Nasser, who I had befriended in Italy in 1955, played my host…and what a large heart he had! Lovely days, they sure were.
Wow! Great memory! I’m impressed that you can remember God name after many years!
Edmond was a dear friend and we were in touch for many years. Then came trouble and we lost contact. Sad.
That’s sad! I hope you get to meet each other miraculously someday soon!
Lebanese friends are the best!
Hope so….and by the way I still have quite a few German friends going around…our friendship going back to the year1952 4th of February, to be very precise!
Wow! That’s unbelivable! I’d love to hear about your memories! They should be both educating and full of excitement!
At 88 years I do not have it in me anymore. But many of your questions might find an answer if you would care to go through ALL my previous posts. Sorry to disappoint you. God Bless.
Not at all! I’m actually very happy for discovering your precious experiences in your blog.
It feels like I just found my next favorite book! I’ll carefully go thru your posts once I finish reading my current book!
Thabk you for that! 😊
That’s so beautiful!! Amazing pictures 😊
Thank you very much! 😊
This is a beautiful and historic city too. I like their flag. Thanks for showing.
My pleasure Emmanuel!
I kinda like their flag too. It reminds me of my country’s flag, Canada! lol
Great post as always. The photos are spectacular! Thanks😊
I’m very glad to see you enjoyed the post!
Preciosa información. Dan ganas de ponerse en camino para ver tantas maravillas. Saludos.
muchas gracias por tu comentario
Excellent information 👍
Thank you for your comment sir 😊
Beautiful write up and pictures! Thank you for acquainting us to Lebanon world. Thanks for following my blog.
Thank you very much for your comment.
I enjoyed reading your blog!
Your Welcome! I enjoyed reading your blog too.Happy Blogging!
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It’s beautiful! I see why you called it heaven.
It’s too small but magically beautiful!
Thank you for your comment dear Julia!
Wonderful. A son of mine was there earlier this year. I must go soon…
Cool. hope you make it there. It’s so beautiful.
Thank you. I’m sure I shall. 😊
Lovely ! Didnt know they were colonized by France at a point in time!
Glad to know you liked it.
Thanks for your comment!