Sep 29, 2008

The Ancient Cedar Trees Of Lebanon

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.

6 comments:

Lakshmi said...

India has certain banyan trees which are centuries old as well..amazing these trees have stood still while civilizations have come and gone

Wendy said...

Hi Lakshmi,
I love the banyan trees in India.

Heatheronhertravels said...

I'm hoping to get to Lebanon next year to see my friend, shall definitely put these on my list along with the wine tasting.

HOBO said...

The Bodhi Tree in Gaya, Bihar, India is believed to be more than 2,000 years old.

Thanks!

Priyank said...

Lebanon is a place I'd like to go after the Israeli stamp on my passport is gone :P

Wendy said...

Heather,
Hope you end up going.
Hobo, imagine the roots of a tree that is 2,000 years old!
Priyank, You could always get a second passport...