Village 26 km)
road to Richmaya goes through Ain Traz, where
Lebanese Greek Catholic patriarchs had their residence
between 1811 and 1981. You
can still see the traditional “discussion benches”
near the residence porch, where people used to talk in
the shade of the ancient oak tree.
village is a pleasant place to walk. Old houses line the
main street and several of its buildings are classed as
historic monuments. Look
for the 18th century maronite monastery of
Saint Antoine of Sir, the Church of Mar Qiriqos
and the old residence of Geagea Abi Farah.
On the town’s hillsides are ancient tombs cut
into the rock.
verdant area around the hydroelectric station below the
village makes a pleasant picnic spot. It is cooled by
the waters of the Nabaa es-Safa, the stream that also
drives the station's turbines.