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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  • Arrived quite late and experienced the area in twilight - quite magical and totally empty - would highly recommend  more »
  • The city was founded under Caliph Walid Ibn Abd Al-Malak (705-715) and is a testimony to the ancient city planning of the Umayyad caliphate, one of the earliest Islamic civilizations. The city was fou...  more »
  • Its a very beautiful place, just imagine many years ago, how they were able to put all the stones together, and now we live in houses that can't be compared to those. it's a nice experience, entrace f...  more »
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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.
  • 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
  • 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.

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