Off the beaten path: Lebanon

Lebanon, known as "the Switzerland of the East" in the past, the place where Jesus allegedly performed his first miracle, the land of Cedar trees and first Phoenician boatmen, has plenty of curious destinations to visit for the ones who like to travel off the beaten path. You can see the mysterious Baalbek trilithon, an unusual "Hall of Fame" museum in Beirut, castles, weird mummies, mosques, art galleries and much more.

World's largest hewn stones of Baalbek Trilithon

Baalbek Trilithon in Lebanon is famous for its unresolved mystery - it contains the largest hewn stones on Earth, weighing 800-1200 tons. Legends say it was the shelter of Cain or the domain of…

Moussa Castle - a dream built over a lifetime

Moussa Castle is a castle between Deir el Qamar and Beit ed-Dine in Lebanon, which was built single-handedly over a period of 60 years by Moussa Abdel Karim al-Maamari, who was told that he will never…