Msaylhah Fort

Plainly visible from the highway stretching north from Batroun, Msaylhah Fort sits precariously on a tiny rocky outcrop. This early 17th-century fort was purportedly built by Fakhreddine II and served as a lookout post for the seaside road.


The step stone stairs take you to the entrance of the castle, with views of the coast and Nahr al-Jawz (Walnut river), which sluices underneath an ancient stone bridge. The castle is signposted on the highway and is easily reached by car or on foot.

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