Top to See in Tripoli

Saifi Village

This is an upscale and famous residential area located in Beirut. Saifi Village is one of the must-visit locations. Reflecting the beautiful French Colonial style, this village is known to be home to various art galleries and also an upscale farmer’s market.

Sursock Museum

The Sursock Museum, located in the Achrafieh, is one of the oldest residential districts in Lebanon. It is amongst the foremost art places to see in Beirut. Mostly a patron of modern art and a host of some contemporary exhibitions, the museum is situated in the former residential villa of Beirut aristocrat, Nicolas Sursock. While the various exhibitions are certainly an attraction, the expansive mansions, built in the style of Lebanese classic architecture will certainly blow your mind!

Other Amazing Lebanese Attractions

Deir al Qamar

Tour the 17th-century Fakhreddine Palace, the residence of the famed Druze Prince Fakhreddine. After you snap some selfies with the wax statues inside the palace, head out for a stroll in the alleyways and streets of the village.

Jounieh

Nestled along the coast to the north, Jounieh's nightlife rivals the famous party culture of Beirut. During the day, enjoy the beach or try some water sports. In the late afternoon head up, into the mountains so that you can paraglide into the sunset before spending your evening dancing in the streets.

Byblos Harbour

Next on your to-do list is to stroll down to the harbour in Byblos. Pick and choose side streets to meander in a general direction towards the harbour and you won’t be disappointed by the Mediterranean vibes. The tiny harbour itself is a fishing hot spot so just sit on the edge and watch the world go by.

Facts About Lebanon that Can Be of Use

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Urbanism
Most of Lebanon's population lives in the main cities of Beirut, Tripoli, and Sidon, which are densely populated.
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Religion
Whereas at independence, gained in 1943, the population was one-half Christian and one-half Muslim, a higher birth rate among Shiite Muslims upset this balance. Estimates in the 1990s reveal a population composed of nearly 70 percent Muslims and 30 percent Christians.
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Food
Lebanese cuisine is Mediterranean. Pita bread is a staple. The Lebanese enjoy hummus (a chickpea dip), fool (a fava bean dip), and other bean dishes.

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