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   The roads leading to Bint Jbeil are: the sidon-Tyre-Cana-Bint Jbeil road; the Sidon- Tyre-Naqura-Rmaysh-Ayn Ibl-Bint Jbeil road; or the Marjeyun-Mays al Jabal-Aytarun-Bint Jbeil road.  
   Bint Jbayl, the chief town of the Caza, is located on a hill overlooking the valley of Rmaysh, near the southern Lebanese border. Under the rule of the al Saghir family, it was the center of the whole area. From this period, remains of an old serail and of a 19th century mosque survive. One of the main features of this locality is its weekly market held each Thursday and visited by traders from the region.

Leave Bint Jbeil and continue to the north-west in the direction of Tibnin. After six kilometers, you come to the village of Tiri where you can visit the caves, the stone water cistern and a rock-hewn seat known by the locals as the “king’s throne.”

Tibnin Castle

Continue to Baraashit, which lies in the midst of tobacco plantations and where you can visit caves and wells. The site known as al Hara hides under its ruins a very important ancient settlement.  
   Continue to the north-east, across the tobacco plantations to the village of Shaqra (11 km), famous for its modern mansions and buildings. In the old South Lebanon, the visitor can see rock-cut tombs from different historical periods. Next to the village, on a hill overlooking the whole area, stands a small fort known as the fort of Dubiyye, a distorted form of the French name “Dubois.”  
   Crusader building erected on the remains of a Roman temple, as attested by the large stone blocks and the rock-cut tombs next to it. A rectangular monument with three floors, its southern part and its upper third floor have been totally destroyed by continuous Israeli bombardments. The remaining first and second floors consist of some thirty rooms with several wells.  
    Leave Shaqra and go west to the villages of Safad al Battikh, al Jumayjme and Ayn al Mizrab. Turn right to go to the villages of Sultaniye and Dayr Antar (17 km).  In the latter, several archeological finds have been discovered. Many old cisterns hewn in the rock are still in use to this day

High up on the village summit lies a rocky platform known among the locals as the “Crypt of the Prophet.” On it are printed the feet, the hands and the forehand of a human being.
  These have been interpreted as the traces left by a person in an attitude of prayer.  The inhabitants of the village built a mosque next to the platform, which has become a holy place sought by people for blessing. South-west of the village is a famous natural grotto known as Mgharet al Bzez. Similar to the Jeita Grotto, the visitor can walk inside a long distance to admire its stalactites.

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