With the support of USAID, the Qab Elias municipality established a 15-kilometer-long hiking trail in a bid to improve rural tourism in the village.
Revered for its historical sites and traditional way of life, Anjar is a fascinating town set in the heart of the Bekaa Valley. Travel expert Pia Abboud points out just a few of its many highlights.
With stunning fertile lands that stretch as far as the eye can see, the West Bekaa is a great destination that offers everything from an important natural reserve to ancient villages.
In Baalbeck, a unique embroidery technique known as taree remains a secret within the community.
In Deir El Ahmar, a village in Bekaa, a religious project is underway to construct a huge concrete rosary – the largest in the world.
The quaint city of Anjar is famous for its strong Armenian ties and its stunning Umayyad-era ruins that are unique in Lebanon. Set among mountains, Anjar is a perfect example of a charming retreat with a rich history.
Located in the Bekaa Valley, Zahle is Lebanon’s third largest city. Known for producing a large share of Lebanon’s wine and arak, it is an idyllic mountain retreat just an hour from Beirut.
Considered by many as one of Lebanon’s most picturesque towns, Rachaya is a jewel in the Bekaa Valley.
Deep in the heart of the Bekaa, the Ecolodge Taaneyel welcomes its visitors to a unique Bedouin experience.
In 2013, Zahle was adopted within the UNESCO Creative Cities Network as a “Creative City of Gastronomy.”