Here’s Why You Should Visit Lebanon

Beirut, Lebanon
Beirut, Lebanon. Photo by Piotr Chrobot on Unsplash

Unfortunately, many people’s associations with the Middle East region of the world are still focused on war, deserts, and violence. But the reality is that Middle Eastern countries such as Lebanon are actually much more modern and safe than many people think, with plenty to offer tourists. Here are just some of the reasons why you should consider paying Lebanon a visit.

The History

One of the world’s most historical places, much of Lebanon’s history predates even written record. With various occupations starting with the Phoenicians between 300 and 800 BCE, Lebanon is full of historical treasures, fascinating ruins, and ancient cities. You have to see it for yourself.

The Diverse People

Home to many different sects, nationalities, and religions, the Lebanese people are experts at acceptance, free self-expression, and peaceful living. They are worldly, hospitable, easy-going, and won’t be thrown off by tourists, so you should feel free to strike up a conversation with a stranger.

The Music

It may come as a surprise, but music is huge in Lebanon, with some of the world’s most famous Arab artists coming from there. Many singers even have started using English lyrics as the local music scene becomes more international. While you’re there, definitely try to attend a concert or two.