The sea castle of Sidon is actually a fortress which was erected by the Crusaders in the early 13th century. It is located on a small island which is linked to the mainland through a causeway and was once the site of a temple to the god Melkart. Even though the castle was destroyed by the Mamluks it was rebuilt once again in the 17th century the ruins of which can still be visited today. Once you climb to the top you can get a pretty good view of the port and the older parts of the city. At present, Sidon only comprises of two towers that are connected with each other by a wall. In the outer one, Roman columns were installed as reinforcements, but it is the west tower which has stood the test of time the best. Even though little remains of the decorations that were part of the ramparts in days of yore, there is still a lot to see in the ruins. During favorable weather conditions, you can also see a number of rock granite columns lying on the sea floor which surrounds the castle. All in all, the castle is worth a visit if you are an avid historian or a tourist.more
A highlight of the souq zone is the Khan el-Franj (Inn of the Foreigners), the most wonderful and best saved of all the limestone khans worked by Fakhreddine (Fakhr advertisement Din al-Maan II) in the seventeenth century. The magnificently reestablished civility of the Hariri Foundation comprises of vaulted arcades encompassing an extensive rectangular yard with a focal wellspring. It now houses Sidon's vacationer office and the ateliers of some craftspeople. Tourists can enjoy the wonders of nature’s creation at the Khan Al Franj.more
The Debbane’ Palace Museum is one of the most famous places in the world. It has been home to some of the finest artifacts in the Middle East. The start of the journey for the tourist is from the Souq by means of a tall staircase set apart with a sign, this previous Ottoman noble's building worked in 1721 has unpredictable Mamluk enrichment, including tile work and cedar wood roofs, and different chronicled shows and a sense of the rulers and nobles who have inhabited the building.more
The Sidon Soap Museum is a historical center in seaside Lebanese city Sidon. It follows the historical backdrop of cleanser making in the area in terms of its advancement and assembling techniques. Visitors can see a showing of how customary olive oil cleansers are made and find out about the historical backdrop of the "hammam" (shower) conventions. A chronicled area of the historical center presents relics which were found hidden on location removal and which incorporate stays of dirt pipe heads dating from the seventeenth to nineteenth century and also ceramics sections.more
Accepted to remain on the site of an old Philistine sanctuary, the site was utilized by the Byzantines to erect a congregation in the fifth century; however after the Muslim triumph in the seventh century, it was changed into a mosque. Depicted as "lovely" by an Arab geographer in the tenth century, the Great Mosque of Al Omari minaret was toppled in a seismic tremor in 1033. In 1149, the Crusaders constructed a house of God devoted to John the Baptist, however it was for the most part obliterated by the Ayyubids in 1187, and afterward revamped as a mosque by the Mamluks in the mid thirteenth century. It was wrecked by the Mongols in 1260, was soon reestablished just for it to be annihilated by a seismic tremor toward the end of the centurymore
The Sidon Old Souk is a nice and hustling place in the eastern Middle Eastern city. The locality is known for the wide array of shops on offer. Everything from clothes to under garments to food and to drinks are available. Tourists can also take a tour of the street to enjoy the famous Lebanese cuisine and the other attractions which can be found on the street. This is a rival of the Oxford Street in London in terms of its importance.more
Sidon is the third-biggest city in Lebanon. It is situated in the South Governorate of Lebanon, on the Mediterranean drift, around 40 kilometers (25 miles) north of Tire and 40 km (25 miles) south of the capital, Beirut. In Genesis, Sidon is a child of Canaan, a grandson of Noah. Its name agrees with the advanced Arabic word for 'fishery but the star attractions of the city are its Oriental Sweets of Sidon. The sweets are made using age old family recipes that have passed down over generations and are embedded in the culture.more
Blessed with a history that dates back to the beginning of time, with a spectacular coastline that extends 200 kilometers from North to South and 300 days of warm and beautiful sunshine, Lebanon is home to some of the most stunning diving sites in the world, and Sidoun (located off the Saida coast) is one of them. The submerged valley extends from Beirut to the Bay of Jounie, which creates interesting underwater cliffs, drop-offs, and rocky gorges for divers to explore. The beautiful coast was discovered when Mohammad El Sarji, the president of the Lebanese Professional Divers Union; launched a diving expedition. An extraordinary discovery was made in this expedition, uncovering a gorgeous under-water island city that was literally lost in the depths of the sea near the Saida coast. The mystic deep waters of the present Sidon (or Saidoun) the old Phoenician city that marked most of the Antiquity. As per history, the city was struck by a powerful earthquake that devastated three fourths of the city. Tidal waves were triggered by the earthquake, which covered the coastal city and the Saidoun Island under water for over centuries. Tourists from all over the world visit Lebanon to have a relaxing time at the shimmering coastline of Lebanon and make their vacations memorable.more
The Temple of Eshmun is a stunning age old place of worship which has considerable historical significance. The temple looks mysterious. Its entry chambers are nicely crafted and the site has been in use for worship ever since the 7th Century BC. The sanctuary is made up of a grand court and an esplanade. The construction inside uses abundance of limestone and offers a point of view on different architectural influences prevalent. Tourists can take a guided tour of the place and take pictures.more
The Saint Louis Castle is one of the oldest military settlements in the area. Despite being completed with renovations on the 17th Century, the fortress was once a Fatimid fortress before it was captured and then changed. The fortress was home to French crusaders. The location to this fort is such that it can grab a proper view of the surrounding localities which was a benefit militarily and for tourists it is a good chance to get to explore the inside of the fort and the stunning localities.more
Beirut, the capital city of Lebanon, is aptly known as the 'the Paris of the Middle East'. It is the commercial, cultural, and tourist center of the country. The city's vibrant nightlife and rich historical legacy make it one of the topmost tourist destinations in the country. From ancient sites to ...
Anjar is a town located in Lebanon in the Bekaa Valley and is also kown as Haoush Mousa populated mostly by Armenians. The location spans across 20 square miles of fertile land which is filled with tourists along with expat Armenians who visit the town on a yearly basis. The name itself means ‘running ...
Baalbeck is a historical town located east of the Litani River in the Beqaa Valley of Lebanon. The town that was known as Helipolis during ancient times has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The area contains a lot of historical buildings were built by the Phoenicians, the Romans, and other ...
Batroun is a city situated in the northern part of Lebanon. Considered one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, it is a major tourist destination in Lebanon. Visitors can find many things to do in Batroun. The area is defined by beautiful beaches, historical sites, delicious eateries, ...