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Travel -- Lebanon

The following sources are recommended by an expert whose research specialty is traveling in Lebanon.


Six Superlative Sources

· Destination Lebanon. The official site of the Ministry of Tourism of Lebanon.

· First Lebanon. A Lebanon-based business and tourism portal with extensive listings.

· Lebanon Atlas. Detailed maps and listings covering all of Lebanon.

· An online Lebanese community with tourism and shopping listings.

· An extensive internet directory for Lebanon with the latest news headlines.

· Travel to Lebanon. An online travel guide to tourism, culture, and nightlife in Lebanon.

Other Excellent Sources

· Al Bustan Festival. A classical music festival held at various venues around Beirut in February and March.

· American University of Beirut Museum. Lebanon's oldest museum, the AUB Museum is strong on classical antiquities.

· Artisan du Liban. A Beirut shop with a website showing the sort of handicrafts available in Lebanon.

· Assi Club Hermel. Organizes whitewater rafting trips in northern Lebanon.

· Baalbek International Festival. Classical music and dance performances take place between the ancient temples of Bacchus and Jupiter in July and August.

· Basement. An avant-garde nightclub and bar which is currently the in place to appear just after midnight on a Friday or Saturday night.

· Beirut International Exhibition and Leisure Center. A large special events center built on reclaimed land opposite downtown Beirut.

· Beirut International Marathon. A series of races lead up to the international marathon in November.

· Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport. Carries weather and tourist information as well as arrivals and departures.

· Beiteddine Festival. In July and August traditional and classical music and dance is presented in the 19th-century palace of the emirs, 45 kilometers southeast of Beirut.

· Byblos International Festival. Both Lebanese and foreign musicians and dancers perform at Byblos (Jbail) north of Beirut in June and July.

· Casino du Liban. Lebanon's flashy gambling casino at Jounieh north of Beirut.

· Chateau Kefraya. A high-quality wine producer in Lebanon's central Bekaa Valley.

· Chateau Musar. Since 1930, the Hochar family has been making fine wines from Bekaa Valley grapes.

· The Daily Star. Lebanon's daily English-language newspaper.

· Downtown Beirut. A complete web portal for Lebanon's capital city.

· Esprit Nomade. An eco-tourism operation organizing weekly hiking and camping tours to off-the-beaten-track rural areas from Beirut.

· L'Hote Libanais. A bed-and-breakfast network arranging accommodations in private homes, guest houses, small hotels, and monasteries.

· Hotel Albergo. An old-style boutique hotel near Sodeco Square and Beirut's Rue Monot entertainment district.

· Jeita Grotto. A compound of two caves with spectacular stalactites and stalagmites, 18 kilometers outside Beirut.

· InterContinental Phoenica Beirut. Arguably Lebanon's finest hotel, the Phoenicia combines elegant interiors with fine dining and a convenient waterfront location in the center of Beirut.

· Islamic Resistance. A political site maintained by the Hizbullah movement in Lebanon.

· Lebanese Commuting Company. Beirut's red-and-white city buses.

· The Lebanon Directorate-General of General Security. Information on entry requirements to Lebanon.

· Liban Trek. An eco-tourism operator organizing Sunday excursions around Lebanon.

· Middle East Airlines. Lebanon's national carrier with flights from Beirut to Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

· Monday Morning. Lebanon's weekly news magazine with detailed information on political events in the country.

· Musée de Préhistoire. A museum and library at Beirut's Universite Saint-Joseph dedicated to the study of prehistory.

· National Institute for Scuba Diving. Based at the Riviera Hotel Yacht Club on Beirut's magnificent Corniche, the NISD provides guaranteed scuba-diving departures every day.

· National Museum of Beirut. The country's premier museum, rebuilt after the destruction of the Civil War from 1975-1990.

· Riviera Hotel. A tunnel under Beirut's Corniche links this hotel to the waterfront swimming pool and yacht club.

· Robert Mouawad Private Museum. This Beirut Museum houses an exquisite collection of jewelry, mosaics, sculpture, and pottery.

· Saint-Georges Cathedral. The history, treasures, and restoration of the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Beirut.

· Ski Lebanon. The ski slopes of Lebanon are highly active from December to April.

· Solidere. The private company overseeing the massive reconstruction efforts in the Beirut City Center.

· Talal's New Hotel. A backpacker-style Beirut hotel not far from the Charles Helou Bus Station.

· Tania Travel. A Beirut-based travel agency booking hotel rooms and sightseeing tours.

· Tripoli Lebanon. An entire website dedicated to Lebanon's second city.

· Tyre Festival. The Tyre and South Festival is held in July.

· Vamos Todos. A Beirut hiking club with weekend excursions open to all for a reasonable transportation fee.

· Yellow Pages. Look up any telephone number in Lebanon online.

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