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Khan el-Franj

Just down the street from the souks of Saida, on the corniche, Khan el Franj (“Caravanserai of the French”), was built by Emir Fakhreddine in the 17th century to accommodate French merchants and goods in order to develop trade with Europe. It is a typical khan with a large, rectangular courtyard and a central fountain surrounded by covered galleries.

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