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#35 – Ruins of Baalbek, LEBANON

The best preserved ancient ruins in the Middle East.

The ancient ruins of Baalbek, Lebanon ranks high on all criteria except for safety and local hospitality. The town if Baalbek and the Beqaa Valley of Lebanon (close to the Syrian border) is a major stronghold for the terrorist group, Hezbollah, so safety is a real concern here. People are not too friendly to foreign visitors. Get in and get out alive!

ancient ruins of baalbek, Lebanon, middle east

ancient ruins of baalbek, Lebanon, middle east

ancient ruins of baalbek, Lebanon, middle east

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The above article appears in the December 2014 issue of Globerovers Magazine