Umayyad Ruins of Aanjar, Anjar

4.5
#3 of 6 in Historic Sites in Bekaa Governorate
Must see · Castle · Ruin
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 UNESCO site is pretty high up with nice mountain views at a distance. It is also close to Syria. It is quite a big area so needed around an hour or more here. This city is founded in the 8th...  more »
  • The reason for my visit to Lebanon was to visit ruins and you cannot ignore these, right next to the Syrian border. This ancient city is reasonably well preserved and the visit is very pleasant for...  more »
  • It is not Baalbeck but it is absolutely charming place to visit. It is not an accident that Anjar is at the Unesco list. I would recommend securing around 1,5h for a walk around the ruins. It is...  more »
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  • Compact historic site. Interesting story behind it. You'll wizz round it in less than an hour.
  • Not very impressive but we did this as part of a day trip with Nakhal tours and enjoyed the day overall. This fits in well as part of the wider tour.
  • Historical place. Recommend to take a guided tour. Then only Can understand the history of the city. The design of buildings are Earth quake resistant engineering. They close 4pm. Try to reach before 3. Then only one can enjoy the place. Less no: of visitors.
  • I enjoyed every second of it. Holds a lot of history and i think if you are here for a trip around Lebanon you should definitely try to visit this place.
  • Very interesting archeological site. Informative tour guide. Virtually empty of visitors, such a shame.

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