The Lebanese people await tourists
eagerly and there is much to see. It is one of the most densely
populated areas of the Middle East... Jounieh:
Is the playground for the wealthy of Beirut. Modern boutiques
create a strong contrast to the cities that the Rally has already
visited. Here West meets East. Beirut is easily visited from
Is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the World.
It was an important trading port for the export of cedar and
oil to Egypt in exchange for gold and papyrus until the 10th.
Century BC and an alphabetic phonetic
script was developed here. This was the precursor of the modern
alphabet. There is a Crusader Castle which dominates the city's
medieval ramparts. Cedar Tree Valley:
Is a small forest of Cedar trees which once covered the whole
of Lebanon. The trip to the forest takes you through the most
beautiful scenery in Lebanon. Baalbeck:
Is located in the Bekka Valley. Baalbeck's Acropolis is one
of the largest in the World. The complex is 300 metres long
and 6 pillars each 22 metres high give an idea of the vast scale
of the original building.
The Roman Temple is the Marvel
of the Desert.
Hasan Kaçmaz has visited ATCL President Sheih Fouad El Khazen in April 2009.