Travel literature review: House of Stone
House of Stone by Anthony Shadid Rating: 3...
Places in Lebanon
South of Beirut
South of Beirut encompasses the towns of Sidon (Saida), Tyre (Sour), as well as the Chouf Mountains. Formerly a popular venue for invasions by the Persians, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Crusaders and Mamluks, these days it is more popular for day trips from Beirut, especially for its sweets and soap.
Tripoli, 85km north of Beirut, is Lebanon’s second largest city and the north’s main port and trading centre. Famous for its medieval Mamluk architecture, including a large souq area considered the best in Lebanon, it might nevertheless seem a little run-down and provincial if you’ve come direct from Beirut.
Tours and activities
Tips and articles
Eat your way around the world in Beirut
Is there anything more distinctly Lebanese than a greasy late-night kebab? Perhaps not...
Travel literature review: Day of Honey
Day of Honey — A Memoir of Food, Love, and War by Annia Ciezadlo Rating: 3...
Lebanon: travel books to read before you go
This excerpt from Lonely Planet’s Syria & Lebanon guide provides a selection of literature to get you in the mood for your trip. There are few contemporary travel books dealing specifically with Lebanon...
Lebanon in a week: the ultimate road-trip guide
With just a week to spare in Lebanon, that tightly-packed powerhouse of Middle Eastern history perched beside the Mediterranean and about half the size of Wales, you can – with the help of four trusty wheels - embark ...