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World heritage site · Ruin
Tyre , Sur
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Explore Tyre, an ancient Phoenician city home to many excavated ruins originating from various civilizations. Situated on a peninsula by the
Castle
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Walk through the remains of a 13th-century structure at Crusaders Sea Castle, situated on a small island and linked to the mainland by a ston
Tours from $36
Landmark
Sidon Souks , Sidon
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Get a feel for the city and go shopping local-style in the rustic surroundings of Sidon Souks. Located in the very center of the old city, th
Specialty Museum
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This thematic museum explains how the traditional olive oil soap is made in the Middle East. It is located in an old 17th-century soap factor
Beach
Tyre Beach , Sur
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Swim in the turquoise sea and rest on the golden sand of Tyre Beach. Along the beach, you can eat or grab a drink at any one of the cafes and
Tours from $82

South Governorate

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South Governorate is one of the governorates of Lebanon. South Lebanon has a population of 500,000 inhabitants and an area of 929.6 km². The capital is Sidon. The lowest elevation is sea-level; the highest is 1,000 meters. The local population is religiously diverse and includes Shia and Sunni Muslims, Orthodox, Maronite, Protestant, and Greek Catholic Christians. Temperatures can drop to 4 °C during winter with a lot of rain and snow on the higher ground. In the humid summer, temperatures can rise to 30 °C in the coastal areas. The governorate has several rivers: the Litani, Zahrani, Naqura, Awali, Qasmiye, and Hasbani. The area is famous for its citrus and banana farms. Its main cities are Sidon, Tyre and Jezzine.Local attractions and eventsThe area offers a great number of attractions, including pristine white sandy beaches south of Tyre, and the opportunity to snorkel or dive among submerged Phoenician and Roman ruins near the ancient cities of Sidon and Tyre. Culture-lovers will enjoy the bustling Ottoman-era Pazars, and one can relax after a long day at a seafood restaurant overlooking the Mediterranean. Southern Lebanon also hosts the Tyre festival, which attracts thousands of tourists each year. Use our Lebanon trip planner to arrange the details of your trip to South Governorate and other destinations.

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