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Date Added: March 07, 2009 08:18:05 PM
Author: M Gravlee
Category: Middle East: Lebanon
Without doubt Lebanon’s long, warm summer time combined with its mild winter rains tend to make it a favorable vacation destination within the Mideast region. It is ideally favorable for traveling to this wonderful country between the months of June and October. During this period you can be assured of at least 300 days of warm sunshine. The mountains provide a great escape from the blistering heat and the high humid climate of the countries coastal areas however during the winter you can expect a very cold and wet vacation.

Despite all of its past wars and its distant chaotic past the country of Lebanon is often regarded as a special type of land. Here you have a country that merges three separate continents at one point. This has certainly proven to be a country that has witnessed the development of a number of diverse civilizations. The land is marked by an abundance of rich cedar trees, a significant amount of historical ruins and a vast rocky area consisting of mountains and high peaks. Lebanon is proud of its five famous towns which are extremely popular to every archeologist and student in the field. These towns are namely Beirut which is its capital city, Sidon, Byblo, Tyre and Tripoli.

English, French and Arabic represent the major languages spoken in the country of Lebanon. Tourists who visit the area are secure in their visit due in part to the instituted Tourist police located in every portion of the cities. These police forces are on call 24 hours per day.

Once you have settled in upon arrival you can be entertained with many of Lebanon’s traditional dances and music which you can easily experience in most of the night clubs located around the key cities. Belly dancing and belly dancers are always are fantastic sight to behold and no trip to the area would be complete without watching at least one performance. Beirut is always an interesting place to go in order to experience a one of a kind evening. International shows are offered by Lido de Paris and the Casino du Liban. Shopping is certainly one activity which you will always enjoy while traveling to Lebanon. Jewelry, handicraft products, pottery, clothes and other souvenir items are irresistible to the many tourists who visit the area. Designer shops with their designer clothing, famous make perfumes and other items can also be purchased in Lebanon’s shopping malls and stores.

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