I stopped off here on the way to Baalbek. The buildings of the Roman influenced builders can be easily explored. The bath houses with the ancient mosaics are worth seeing, as well the lines of shops which are on both sides of the roads leading to the palace. Worth seeing, and even better with a guide who will explain the... 更多
The story behind these ruins is one of misplaced pride and extravagance but the setting is fabulous. From among the layered stones of red and white you can see the snow capped mountains of the Mount Lebanon range on the one side and the Syrian border on Anti-Lebanon on the other. The town itself, and the ruins, are largely occupied... 更多
Unusually in Lebanon these ruins are from only the Umayyad period. Visited on a day trip (combined with Baalbek - with Nakhal) from Beirut. Very safe and we had the site to ourselves (a group of 16). Visit the Armenian shop by the entrance for some beautifully crafted silver jewellery and inlaid wood products.
This is definitely worth the stop, but don't go all the way out here if you'r in Beirut; you can get your ruins fix from the nearby Byblos, just north of Beirut. That said, these are nice, and the staff are friendly. There's limited information available, but you have virtually free reign in the ruins to explore and climb around.
The city of Aanjar used to be of high importance to the Umayyads and used to be an important point of control. However, nowadays there are only very few remains. The ruins are not very impressive or telling, so it is hard to imagine what the settlement used to be like. There is one building which is partially reconstructed to... 更多
the AHHHHHHHHHHH of the beauty, the history, the ancestors.This place is a beautiful,serene the peace. The beautiful blue skies, never let you down. After visiting the ruins there are gift shops, beware- don't buy the silver & turquoise jewellery, the Turquoise is fake. I was not impressed..but swept it to an bad experience. There are really good restaurants here, Try... 更多
The ruins in Aanjar is not as big as the ruins in Baalbek or Byblos, but there is really nice and interesting to se the old streets, shops, palaces and temples here. Make sure to have a good guide to explain what has been and what you see, this making it much more interesting. We were totally alone at the... 更多
I was impressed and amazed to see a complete Medieval Muslim City built similar to a roman ancient cities with main roads (CARDO & Decumanus) and other important public and administrative buildings (palaces,mosques, churches, residential, bath with a heating system...) I called it mini Jarash city (in Jordan) as it reminded me of Jarash minus amphitheater, temples and Agoras). I... 更多
Seeing relatively well preserved 8th century Umayyad ruins are not very common therefore I enjoyed this a lot as it... 更多