Lebanon has had a rather troubled political history over the past fifty years, but is a lovely country to visit. Tripoli, for example, is fascinating to explore The Crusader citadel (circa 1100AD) can be toured, and the Great Mosque is well worth a visit. Baalbek used to be known as Heliopolis, two thousand years ago, when it was the most important Greek, then Roman, city in the Eastern Mediterranean. It is still the most complete Roman city in the world, and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Byblos has been occupied for 7,000 years. The Cedars of God are over 1,500 years old. Tyre dates back to 3,000BC. Sidon is a former Silk Road trading post. Beirut is one of the oldest cities in the world. This is why people want to visit Lebanon. Our map shows the country on one side, with ample text blocks to entice the reader, and Beirut on the other side. Truly an amazing country!