With a total population of around six million, Lebanon is a small Arab country along the Mediterranean. It shares a border with Syria on the east and north and Israel on the south. It has a reach history and cultural heritage. The capital city of Beirut is one of the places in the country that attracts tourists from Europe and the Middle East.

Temple of Bacchus in Baalbek, Lebanon
Temple of Bacchus in Baalbek | Photo by Arian Zwegers under creative commons

Key Facts About Lebanon

Location The Middle East, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Israel and Syria
CurrencyLebanese Pound
Currency Conversion1LBP = 0.00066USD
ClimateMediterranean climate characterized by long, hot, dry summers and short, cool, rainy winters.
Population6+ million (2019 est.)
ReligionMajority are Muslims and Christians
LanguageArabic is the National Language

Top Tourist Attractions in Lebanon

  • Zaarour
  • Temple of Bacchus in Baalbek
  • Jeita Grotto
  • Crusader Castle
  • Qadisha Valley
  • Chekka
  • Tannourine
  • Nahr Ibrahim
  • National Museum of Beirut
  • Beqaa Valley
  • Citadel of Raymond de Saint-Gilles
  • Mohammad Al-Amin Mosque
  • Byblos
  • Tyre
  • Sidon