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    Lake Qaraoun

    by MM212 Updated May 23, 2008

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    Lake Qaraoun is a man-made lake in the southern Beqaa Valley. It was created as a water-resevoir after the construction of a dam along the Leontes River (Litani River). Seen behind the lake in the main photo is snow-covered Mount Hermon (Jabal al-Sheikh) which rises to an altitude of around 2800 metres. On the eastern side of the mountain is Syria, while the southern part is currently occupied by Israel as part of the Golan Heights. Mount Hermon is the source of the river Jordan, one reason why it's considered highly strategic in the thirsty Middle East.

    Mount Hermon in the background View looking North
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    Majdal Aanjar

    by MM212 Written Feb 10, 2010

    About 3km south of Aanjar lies the small village of Majdal Aanjar with a small acropolis containing a Roman temple in partial ruins. The temple, which was built on a hill towering above the village, is thought to occupy the site that had been used for worship since before the arrival of the Romans. The temple contains some impressive, but fading, architectural details. The village also has a noteworthy ancient minaret. The attached photo shows the Acropolis from the Damascus-Beirut road, near the Syrian Border. If you are visiting Aanjar and have a little more time, then you might consider making the short detour.

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    The Countryside

    by mikey_e Written Nov 29, 2012

    I was unfortunately unable to visit the famed Cedars of Lebanon because of snow. Yes, the route over the mountains to the cedars was closed in May, and I can vouch as an eyewitness that the road was covered by a snow drift that made it impossible to pass. Nevertheless, the countryside on the route west from Baalbek is certainly a spectacular one, and it affords the visitor several chances to see a part of the Middle East that they would have never imagined they would be able to experience.

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