Maasser Al Chouf Cedars
Maaser Al Shouf Cedar Nature Reserve is a nature reserve in the Chouf District of Lebanon. It is located on the slopes of Barouk mountain and has an area of 550 km², nearly 5.3% of the Lebanese territory and 70% of Lebanon's green area, making it the largest nature reserve in the Middle East. It is part of the Al-Shouf Cedar Nature Reserve, also recognized by UNESCO as a biosphere reserve in 2005.
The ruins of Baalbek still stand as one of Lebanon’s most prized historical treasures. Known as the Heliopolis or ‘The City of the Sun’, Baalbek’s ruins comprise the most impressive ancient site in Lebanon. It is consisting of Roman temples complex (Jupiter, Bacchus and Venus), considered as one of the Middle East's major archaeological highlights.