Umayyad Ruins of Aanjar, Anjar

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#3 of 12 in Things to do in Bekaa Governorate
Boasting views of snow-capped Mount Lebanon, Umayyad Ruins of Aanjar offers the chance to learn about the rich history of the country. Now an archaeological site near the border of Syria and Lebanon, the complex was once a prosperous town, which sadly met its end quickly and suddenly. Hear more about the town's past and its abrupt demise from local tour guides, and see the remaining buildings, built in a style reminiscent of ancient Roman architecture. Visit the bath houses, decorated with mosaics from the eighth century CE. You can shop for some souvenirs, handmade jewelry, or handicrafts made by local artisans in several shops on site. Put Umayyad Ruins of Aanjar and other Anjar attractions into our Anjar attractions planning site , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Well worth a visit if you are in the area. Small medieval Umayyad town which housed around 1000 or so people with summer residence of the Caliph  more »
  • We visited this historic site as part of day tour by Nakhel Tours from Beirut. If you have a guide to explain to you the background history and point out the importance of the artifacts it would make ...  more »
  • The guide was great! He was personally involved in some of the excavations and had a real passion for it. Definitely get a guide! And if you're in the Bekaa go to this place. Sad, though, to see some ...  more »
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  • Anjar is really worth the visit. It's nowhere as big or impressive as Baalbeck, but very interesting nonetheless. It shows 8th century town planning, it had a large palace, public and private quarters, baths, etc.
  • Amazing place not full of tourists or those people selling rubbish to tourists. Very safe
  • Beautiful location with lots of room for our kids to run around in
  • Great tourist destination.. Tour guide is well versed in the rich history of the place
  • Really ancient and full of history

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