Ain Zhalta/Nabaa Safa

Ain Zhalta is situated on a southern hill of Wadi al Safa and boasts a number of important springs: Al Safa Spring; Al Qaah Spring that once supplied the Beiteddine palace during the rule of Emir Bachir;

Al Reaayan Spring where a huge pumping station now distributes potable water to Aley, Bhamdoun and other neighbouring towns; and Ain al Hilaf recorded in history as the site where Emir Bachir held peace talks with his adversaries.

In the town are the remains of a citadel that was built during Maani rule and later was transformed into a Protestant Church.

There is an area called the “Jewish Cemetery” and nearby a small ruined village known as Kafra.

Distance from Beirut: 35 km
Altitude 1,250 meters

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