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Umayyad Ruins of Aanjar, Anjar

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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. Arrange your visit to Umayyad Ruins of Aanjar and discover more family-friendly attractions in Anjar using our Anjar vacation builder.
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  • Visited here as part of a day trip with Lebanon tours. Amazingly beautiful and peaceful ruins, despite being 2 km from the Syria border, that you get to yourself as no one seems to come here. The guid...  more »
  • Amazing location. Snow-capped Antilebanon mountains and stunning sunset from the archeological site. It is a unique example of Ummayyad architecture. It is essential to have a good guide. Anyway, it i...  more »
  • This is a whole palace complex built around 714 AD but then later abandoned. The ruins are in pretty incredible shape. The grounds are very green with a grassy undergrowth beneath some shade trees in ...  more »
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  • Great ruins of an fortified town. I especially enjoyed walking through the forest on the terrain to escape the summer sun
  • Some of the most impressive archeological ruins I have visited in the Middle East,
  • The only umayyad ruins in lebanon
  • I loved the history about that place