Distance from Beirut: 55km
Altitude: 1080
The origin of the town’s name is Phoenician, meaning “the blessed.” A distinguishing feature of Barouk is its renowned cedar forest, which has been designated as one of Lebanon’s nature reserves. Its various springs and open-air restaurants have added to the touristic appeal of the area, along with its status as the birthplace of the Lebanese poet, Rachid Nakhleh (composer of Lebanon’s National Anthem), whose burial place is frequented by tourists