Lebanon received a record number of tourists in 2010 – more than 2 million in a country with a population of 4 million, according to published reports.
Beirut alone offers a waterfront, a hip night scene, archaeological sites and fine cuisine. Much of the city’s downtown has been rebuilt following the civil war, which ended in 1990. Hopefully the surge in tourism will continue despite ongoing political turmoil.
Pictured above is Beirut’s Mediterranean hugging Corniche, Roman baths, Place d Etoile and Mohammad Al Amin Mosque. These photographs have appeared in magazines and newspapers.
Has political strife stopped you from traveling to a destination you have always wanted to see?