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Gateway to the Cedars
(125 Km from Beirut)

    Bsharre, 1400 meters high, commands a prime position at the head of the Qadisha valley just below the famous Cedars of Lebanon. In Crusader times it was known as one of the fiefs of the country of Tripoli. Bsharre can be reached from Tripoli or through Ehden or through the Koura district starting at Chekka on the coast.

    This is the hometown of Gibran Khalil Gibran (1883-1931) the Lebanese poet and painter. A museum near his place of burial in the rock-cut monastery of Mar Sarkis should not be missed. Open daily in winter from 9 am to 5 pm except Mondays, and every day during the summer.

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