Why Lebanon Should Be On Your Bucket List‬‬

A native of Lebanon shares what she loves about her home country -- and what you might like about it too.

The temple of Jupiter in Baalback in Lebanon. Photo by Louay Kabalan
The Temple of Jupiter in Baalback in Lebanon. Photo by Louay Kabalan

The only remaining temple of Jupiter is in Baalbeck, Lebanon. According to Christianity, Jesus Christ performed his first miracle in Lebanon, in Sidon. (The miracle of turning water into wine). Intriguingly people say that the cedars were planted by God’s own hands. This is why they’re called “The Cedars of God”, and this is why Lebanon is called “God’s Country on Earth.”

In addition to all of that, you’ll find one of the biggest tourist attractions, Jeita Grotto, which was almost awarded the eighth wonder of the world title in 2012 for its geological significance. It is a set of two interconnected limestone caves that will surely take your breath away.

Wine in Lebanon

Having a captivating array of mountain tops makes Lebanon one of the main hubs of wine production in the Middle East. There are a plethora of wineries to check out including the more renowned Ksara, Kefraya, and Ixsir. I must wash down every dinner with Kefraya’s Blanc de Blanc; it’s truly exquisite. This probably explains my reason for being a Wineaholic.

The beautiful winery of Kefraya in Western Beqaa. Photo by Paula Naoufal
The beautiful winery of Kefraya in Western Beqaa. Photo by Paula Naoufal

Fashion Hub

A lot of malls house well-known retailer shops such as Zara, H&M, Mango, Topshop, and so many more. More importantly, Lebanon is the home of international designers such as Reem Acra, Elie Saab, Rami Kadi and Zuhair Murad. We take such pride in that. Especially when these names are present at every other Hollywood red carpet event. It gives us such pleasure that Lebanon gets its well-deserved spotlight.

If you wish to buy from worldwide designer labels like Chanel or Dior, you will also find what you’re looking for in Downtown Beirut. Lebanese citizens are not strangers to spending that kind of money.

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