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(Old Architecture 59 km)

This town 7 km south of Moukhtara, is interesting for its old buildings in the style of Beiteddine. Of particular note is the former palace of Ali Pasha Jumblat, a confederate of Fakhreddine II (died in 1635). This and other buildings in the feudal style are still partly in use, although in need of restoration.

Baadaran is also known for its abayas, usually made with gold embroidery on dark colors.

Between Moukhtara and Baadaran, the attractive village of Ammatour also retains its traditional mountain architecture. Above Ammatour look for an  ancient khalwa, where Druze initiates meet for prayer and meditation.

Palace of Ali Pasha Jumblat

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