Wandering the the world’s markets is one of life’s traveling pleasures. The port city of Tripoli, Lebanon’s second largest city, houses among the most atmospheric of Lebanon’s markets.
Like ancient markets around the globe the souks in the Old City of Tripoli consist of a network of alleys and covered passages where generations of merchants and craftsman have toiled for centuries. Each section features particular goods, such as spices, jewelery and textiles.
Pictured is the Tailors Market. Dating from the 14th century it suffered damage during the Civil War and was restored after. Openings in the high arched ceilings allow natural light to filter down to the small shops. It is nice place to take in displays of traditional fashions worn by women.