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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  • August 8, 2017
    They are namely the ruins, the Headquarters complex is huge, you see a few preserved buildings, large and small palaces.
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  • July 27, 2017
    We enjoyed our visit here with much of the old souk still well preserved. At one stage we were the only people in the ruins and I thought it was a shame that more people dont visit  more »
  • July 17, 2017
    Very interesting place to see the Umayyad architecture and advanced technics! Interesting planning of a city and advanced water and sewage! Top visit!  more »
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  • July 7, 2017
    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.
  • March 21, 2017
    Amazing place not full of tourists or those people selling rubbish to tourists. Very safe
  • March 11, 2017
    Beautiful location with lots of room for our kids to run around in
  • January 8, 2017
    Great tourist destination.. Tour guide is well versed in the rich history of the place
  • April 26, 2017
    Really ancient and full of history

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