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(Pretty River Valley Pottery 32 km)

    This out-of-the-way village on the Damour River between Beiteddine and Souk el-Gharb is definitely worth a visit. Here local craftsmen make pottery during the summer months, but any time of year it is an interesting place to explore.
    Jisr el-Qadi takes its name from the bridge (jisr) built in Mamluke times over the Damour River by Emir Zayn ad-Dine at-Tannoukhi. The Emir was also a judge (qadi) of Ain Ksour, north of Abey. In 1886 Wassa Pasha, the Ottoman governor of Mount Lebanon, (1883-1892) widened the narrow bridge by building a second bridge beside it.

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