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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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  • This remnants of an earlier time are not as good in shape as is Baalbek. You need to bring with you more imagination to get a picture of how it must have looked like centuries ago. Make sure to take a...  more »
  • If you were planning to go to the Bekaa, this place is definitely a must-see! Anjar is a lovely village, and the Umayyad ruins of Anjar are one of the historic sites in lebanon you should visit. Guide...  more »
  • While traveling for a day through the Bekaa Valley, we stopped at Aanjar and found the ruins interesting.  more »
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  • 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.
  • Amazing place not full of tourists or those people selling rubbish to tourists. Very safe
  • Beautiful location with lots of room for our kids to run around in
  • Great tourist destination.. Tour guide is well versed in the rich history of the place
  • Really ancient and full of history