• Barouk/Fraydiss

The origin of the town’s name is Phoenician meaning “the blessed.” A distinguishing feature of Barouk is its renowned cedar forest that is now part of the Shouf Biosphere Reserve.

Its many springs and open-air restaurants have attracted tourists from the entire Arab region for centuries.

It is also the birthplace of the Lebanese poet Rachid Nakhleh (composer of Lebanon’s national anthem) whose burial place is frequented by tourists.

Distance from Beirut 47 km
Altitude 1,100 meters

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