Located at a historic trading crossroads, the ancient City of the Sun, Baalbek, stands against time with huge temples that are among the wonders of the ancient world.
Baalbek overlooks the Bekaa Valley east of the Litani River, a timeless testament to the Roman Empire’s legacy of wealth and power.
Baalbek is around 85 kilometers (53 miles) northeast of Beirut. You can reach it by passing through al-Hermel or al-Arz. It’s much easier, however, to take the Damascus highway from Beirut, turning left along the Chtaura road into the rural areas of the Bekaa.