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Introduction to Lebanon
Lebanon lies between the Mount Lebanon range and the Mediterranean Sea, offering a varied landscape of cedar-covered mountains and beaches. Multicultural influences lend a cosmopolitan aura to the cities of Beirut and Tripoli, while the Phoenician port in the village of Byblos reveals layers of ancient history. IHG’s family of Lebanon hotels ranges from luxury hotels and suites in lively capital Beirut to a ski resort in the spectacular mountain setting of Mzaar.

Currency
Lebanese pound (LBP)

Official languages
Arabic; English and French are widely spoken

Climate
Mild, Mediterranean climate, Beirut average Jul–Sep 80°F, Dec–Feb 57°F. Highest rainfall Jan

Arriving from Beirut Rafic-Hariri International Airport
Airport is 4 miles south of the city center. Travel time 12 minutes by taxi.

Getting around Lebanon

  • Private taxis and shared taxis
  • Minibuses

Top Lebanon sightseeing

  • National Museum of Beirut
  • Roman hippodrome, Tyre
  • Crusader castle and port, Byblos
  • Traditional souks in Tripoli
  • Limestone caves of Jeita Grotto

Top experiences

  • Skiing at Mzaar Kfardebian
  • Tasting traditional kebbeh beef patties and man’ousheh pastries
  • Sunset stroll on the Corniche, Beirut
  • Snorkeling to Roman ruins off Tyre
  • Luxury shopping at Beirut souks
  • Hiking in Al Shouf Cedar Nature Reserve

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