Temples of Baalbek
Temples of Baalbek
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  • Aeskulap1
    Oberurnen, Switzerland537 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The largest & most preserved temple in the wold.
    I have never seen such a large, beautiful and so well preserved temple in my life. Rom, Athens, and other temples could feet in all together Ii is worthly visiting. I was fascinated with the shape and the sizes of ruins.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written March 18, 2023
  • dgjohansson
    Ronneby, Sweden1,600 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing place! Shouldn't be missed
    Utterly amazing place. I went with a tour group from Bierut for the day. I could have stayed longer, but then I would have needed to travel entirely independent and most likely needed to stay for the night in Baalbek. I you go by yourself; you’ll have the opportunity to explore a little more area and stay a bit longer. The onsite museum is not open at the moment due to electricity issues apparently.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written August 7, 2023
  • Granzi
    Miami Beach, Florida159 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    SAFE AND BEAUTIFUL!!!!
    I have been in Baalbek on October 30th, 2023. Many people told me not to go to Lebanon because of the Gaza conflict because it was dangerous, etc... I found a very safe place, friendly people, good food, not an inch of danger. And then Baalbek: the megaliths are overwhelming, incredible, misterious!!! The Roman Temple is one of the best preserved Roman Temple of the world! Even better than many temples in Rome. Outstanding. I had a very good guide, Mr Charbel +961 3 428 557, excellent english and a lot of knowledge: he made me really understand the history of the middle east. I wildly recommend him. One of the best guide ever
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written October 31, 2023
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prince yusuf r
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
Amazing history and ancient engineering..it's mind blowing... Huge megaliths making you admire ancient peoples skills
Written January 27, 2024
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Granzi
Miami Beach, FL159 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
I have been in Baalbek on October 30th, 2023. Many people told me not to go to Lebanon because of the Gaza conflict because it was dangerous, etc... I found a very safe place, friendly people, good food, not an inch of danger. And then Baalbek: the megaliths are overwhelming, incredible, misterious!!! The Roman Temple is one of the best preserved Roman Temple of the world! Even better than many temples in Rome. Outstanding. I had a very good guide, Mr Charbel +961 3 428 557, excellent english and a lot of knowledge: he made me really understand the history of the middle east. I wildly recommend him. One of the best guide ever
Written October 31, 2023
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cjschreiner
Chandler, AZ2,080 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
You’ll see pictures of this place before you go, but it doesn’t prepare you for the actual size of the ruins. People are like ants standing next to the ruins.
Written October 8, 2023
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Anagar1973
New Delhi, India6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Solo
This is a marvelous piece of architecture and history. The magnificence of Baalbek can only been understood once you stand infront of the temple.
Written August 25, 2023
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dgjohansson
Ronneby, Sweden1,600 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
Utterly amazing place. I went with a tour group from Bierut for the day. I could have stayed longer, but then I would have needed to travel entirely independent and most likely needed to stay for the night in Baalbek. I you go by yourself; you’ll have the opportunity to explore a little more area and stay a bit longer. The onsite museum is not open at the moment due to electricity issues apparently.
Written August 7, 2023
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neeratraveler
San Francisco, CA200 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
The ruins in Baalbek are extensive , breathtakingly beautiful and rich in history. There are the temples of Jupiter, Venus, Mercury and Bacchus. The temple of Bacchus is very well preserved and has many beautiful decorations. It was a sacred site before the Romans and was a pilgrimage site for the worship of the sky god Baal.

I had booked a day trip from Beirut. The drive was about two hours. It is a must see when visiting Lebanon.
Written June 8, 2023
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John D
New York City, NY10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Friends
Incredible. Mesmerizing. I have never seen a monument or temple in this size. One feels so small standing next to a column or inside one of the temples that remains standing. Just shameful that a very few knows about it.
Written June 6, 2023
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tlynchmd
Riga, Latvia3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
My 6 day trip to Lebanon and Baalbek was organized by Hassan El-Akkra, PhD. He organizes and conducts trips throughout Lebanon and Syria. Mine was an individual tour. He greeted me upon arrival at the Beirut airport and took me to my hotel. The highlight of the trip was an one-on-one exploration of the amazing Baalbek archeological site. Baalbek is the largest and most complete Roman archeological site outside of Italy. You should go just to behold the nearly perfectly preserved enormous Temple of Bacchus. Dr. Hassan is a professor of Archeology. His PhD dissertation was in new findings at Baalbek, so you are unlikely to find a more knowledgeable expert. We also visited ancient sites at Tripoli, Byblos, Batroun, Deir el Qamar, Sidon, Tyre, Anjar plus the National Museum of Beirut. If you are planning a trip to Lebanon and have an interest in the rich history of the Middle East, you should contact to Dr. Hassan El-Akkra. He can be contacted by email at hassan.akra@gmail.com. His WhatsApp contact number is +961 3 550 707. My impromptu visit to Lebanon was organized in less than a week and very reasonably priced. If you are thinking about visiting Lebanon and want a rich, friendly, safe, memorable experience, reach out to Dr. Hassan El-Akkra.
Written May 28, 2023
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Abbass Tour Guide Lebanon 0096170784642
Beirut, Lebanon501 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
Its colossal constructions built over a period of more than two centuries, make it one of the most famous sanctuaries of the Roman world and a model of Imperial Roman architecture.
Written May 10, 2023
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BorderXCross
Lindon, UT120 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
The most amazing Roman ruins are not in Rome -
they are in Lebanon! I have never experienced anything like these ruins before! They are so well preserved and……enormous! Pictures can do no justice to these incredible structures. If you appreciate ancient Roman architecture, you honestly can’t beat Baalbek. I have explored Roman ruins in Tunisia, Algeria, Israel, and all over Europe and Baalbek, by far, is the best.
Written May 10, 2023
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