The cedar trees in Bcharre, Lebanon include the country’s oldest. Some date back about 1,500 years give or take a few centuries.
The national emblem of Lebanon is the cedar tree which graces its flag. The country was once covered with vast forests.
Today Lebanon’s national treasures include its cedar reserves. The majestic trees in Bcharre are known as the Cedars of God.
The drive to reach the cedars of Bcharre on a twisting mountain road with majestic views of the valley below is among the most scenic in Lebanon. Nearby is the birthplace of Khalil Gibran and a ski resort.
Just imagine what these ancient trees have witnessed throughout the centuries.