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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  • This is a really wonderful place as it houses the remains of a complete city. So often ancient sites are just about palaces, castles and temples but here in Aanjar, although it is largely ruined, ther...  more »
  • Just below the mountains and close to Syria it was impossible to believe that we were standing in this ancient and well preserved site We interesting that the site is connected to the other great cent...  more »
  • We visited this archaeological site, was just us ... The equivalent of 3 euros for entrance, hoping they go also for maintenance. Some concerns for iron round bars that come out from the ruins, I think more than one structural maintenance sign aesthetically questionable rather than a false reconstruction.
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  • A wonderful historical site for a quiet afternoon stroll. Usually empty, so it's a good place to wander and discover. There's also a guide at the entrance if guidance is needed.
  • Just astonishing. I didn't expect what I saw.
  • Beautiful place in history. So glad they're taking care of it.
  • One can still see the original Roman design despite other empires' modifications. This is a visit not to be missed when traveling in Lebanon.
  • Lots of green spaces, good recreational area
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