Anjar has long been known as a place of refuge for Armenians whose ancestors fought heroically against the Turks in a 40-day battle on the mountain of Musa Dagh in 1915. Today, the town is steeped in history and has become an unexpected art hub.
The city of Anjar is famous for its strong Armenian ties and its stunning Umayyad ruins that are unique in Lebanon. Set among magnificent mountains, it is a perfect example of an exciting retreat boasting a rich history.
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.
It’s no secret that Lebanon has witnessed periods of great prosperity throughout its history, with countless palaces across the country standing testament to that fact. In collaboration with the Lebanese Ministry of Tourism, we explore four of these incredible gems.