Although only half the size of Wales, Lebanon offers extraordinary diversity to its visitors. Here, some of the oldest human settlements in the world - the Phoenician ports of Tyre, Sidon and Byblos, sit alongside modern Beirut, popular for its cuisine, eclectic nightlife and mosaic of peoples. The lush Qadisha Valley with its snaking river and waterfalls provide entertainment for skiers and hikers, while the Mediterranean Sea draws sun and water sports enthusiasts. Bradt's Lebanon provides detailed cultural and practical information to this increasingly popular destination. It also provides in-depth historical and religious background enabling visitors to travel with awareness and sensitivity.
Detailed and well-organized, this guide includes town and country maps, plenty of historical context on the country's troubled recent past and some useful sidebars on noted points of interest and key figures in Lebanese culture.--Longitude Books .... a good guidebook like Paul Doyle's Lebanon is fairly essential because there is little information on the ground..--londonglossy.com Bradt Guides are the favourites of travellers who wish not merely to see but to understand.--Dervla Murphy