10 days in Lebanon (day 2/1) Dog river to Jeita cave to Jounieh

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June 13, 2018 – Dog River

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Nahr al -Kalb (Dog River) runs 31 km from a spring coming from Jeita to the Mediterranean sea.

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There are about 20 commemorative inscriptions (stelae) on the rocks at the mouth of the river. It sum up the history of Lebanon, from high antiquity to the present. It includes Egyptian inscriptions,Assyrian and Babylonians inscriptions,Classical antiquity inscription, Islamic inscription, Colonial and Lebanese inscriptions.

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June 13,2018 – Jeita Cave

From Dog River , we headed forward to Jeita Cave. Camera and Cellphones were not permitted inside. This is the most amazing cave I ever seen. So clean, has an access tunnel and walkway for tourist to have safe passage without disturbing the natural landscape.There’s also cableway to transport tourist to the Jeita grotto and a small train on the ground to exit the area. The Cave is divided into two level, the upper level which has the walkway access of around 750 meters. The actual length of the cave is around 2, 130 meters. It has the longest stalactite in the world measuring 8.2 meters long. Gigantic! The Lower level can be access only by electric boat for a distance of 500 meters.

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Unique Statue outside the Jeita grotto.

The Guardian of Time Statue

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The Phoenician garden at Jeita.

June 13, 2018 – Jounieh

After the awesome trip to Jeita, we headed to Jounieh looking for the best shawerma 🙂 I was hungry and my friend kept on driving, I told him, this shawerma must be worth the trip, indeed it was! And not only the shawerma but the scenery along the shore was fantastic. Jounieh is a costal city about 16 km north of Beirut.

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Cheers,

jamilamimi@beautybeyondfifty

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