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.