Top 5 tourist destinations in North Lebanon for 2022
1. The Cave of Qadisha in North Lebanon
The Qadisha area is located 100 km northwest of Beirut, but it will take at least two hours to get there, and its best option to get there is to rent a car for the day.
Wadi Qadisha is one of the most important tourist destinations in northern Lebanon, as it enjoys a unique location in the world and is the largest settlement of Christian monasteries.
The history of this group of churches and monasteries located in the middle of the Lebanese mountains dates back to the origins of Christianity in the fourth century, when the first Christian communities in this region sought refuge and established their temples in the natural caves in which they used to live for meditation.
The Cave of Qadisha is one of the amazing places that is of great importance to the Lebanese people. If you are a fan of nature, do not miss visiting the Cave of Qadisha.
2. Bnachii Lake in northern Lebanon
Lake Bnachii is one of the most important sources of tourist attractions in northern Lebanon, about two hours away from the capital Beirut. It is an artificial lake built by Suleiman Franjieh.
This area was just a land covered with olive trees and vines, and with the weather factors some slopes began to form small valleys topped with wild trees bearing blackberries and plums and even now these wonderful trees exist.
You can reach this distinctive tourist attraction from Tripoli or via the Koura highway, which is located amidst cliffs filled with lush trees, and there you can enjoy small non-stop boats that provide you with trips across the entire Bnachii Lake.
This area has restaurants, the best place for children's entertainment and ample places for birthday parties.
3. Horsh Ehden Nature Reserve in North Lebanon
Horsh Ehden Reserve is located 3 km northwest of central Ehden. It is a small reserve filled with trees and pines, and includes a large group of birds, reptiles and mammals.
The reserve is an attractive place for hiking amidst the picturesque nature, and the reserve offers a range of activities such as hiking, mountain climbing and cycling.
The reserve has an entrance in the north of "Nabih Jowet" and an upper southern entrance in "Ain al-Bayada", both of which you can reach from the road leading to the restaurant "Aden Ehden".
If you do not have your own means of transportation, you can hire a taxi from the center of the old village for 8000 LBP.
4. Laquq Lebanon in North Lebanon
It is one of the best mountain tourism destinations that must be visited in Lebanon. It is famous for its lakes and attractive scenery.
It is located 69 kilometers north-east of Beirut in a mountainous area in the Mount Lebanon Governorate. Laquq is 1780 meters above sea level and covers a total area of 210 hectares.
If you visit this village during hot summer or winter you will surely be amazed by the stunning scenery and endless activities.
5. Shwan Lake in northern Lebanon
Lake Shawan is located 40 kilometers from Beirut in the heart of the charming nature, surrounded by pine and oak trees and many types of rare plants. It is one of the most wonderful tourist attractions in northern Lebanon.
The lake is intended for many locals and tourists who love nature, and there are various activities such as swimming in the clear water or relaxing by the lake.
You can access the lake via a 3-hour trail between the cliffs, so do not miss this wonderful and unique experience.