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. 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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  • I discovered this site early in morning Alone, on the misty clouds It was an experience It was so pleasant  more »
  • I went by private taxi so I shared the site with three other people. It is more than the main temple. In all the little 'rooms' off the main colonnaded street there is a different sign on the flagston...  more »
  • I found the remains of the Palace very picturesque and aesthetically. Some pillars and arches are still standing and the foundations of many houses are still preserved. Anjar is offered in conjunction with a trip to Baalbek. It is worth!
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  • We spent a full 90 minutes with the best guide of our experience in Lebanon. The ruins are partly reconstructed and they are built like a Roman citadel in 600 AD. The Roman sauna and the caliph’s place are really worth a visit
  • A great site with good history. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. Very well worth the visit.
  • Nice site, was able to go through it in about an hour, could spend more time but not that much to see without a tour guide or more information. Is very hot during the summer though, best to go during spring and autumn.
  • Interesting for one-time visit. Too hot during summer. Preferably to visit during spring time.
  • Unique Arab-Roman site

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