Village 39 km)
is a very old village famed in the past as a Druze religious
center. Abey is full of remains associated with the Tannoukh
Emirs, descendants of an Arab tribe settled in this region by
the Abbasids around the mid-8th century.
Among the monuments left by this feudal dynasty are the
fountain of the Emirs, the
of Emir Qa'an At-Tannoukhi (17th-18th centuries), the
residence of Sheikh Riad Amine Eddine and the restored Druze
tomb (Maqam) if Sayid Abdallah at-Tannukhi (ca. 1479), which
is an important Druze pilgrimage site.
Other monuments are the churches of as-Saydeh,
Mar Sarkis and Bakhos, Mar Maroun, and the Evangelical church
founded by European missionaries in the 17th centuray.