Bater

Bater is on the Barouk River Valley Trail and famous for its church, its old 19th and early 20th century houses such as the Hamdan house, and for the old water mill which was still functioning until the early 1980s. Bater is also well known for its water springs such as the Ain el Kamal, and for its two grottos of Ain el Masqfeh and el Keif.

An old hiking trail links Bater to Marj Bisri, site of the Roman temple. Of interest is the Jisr al Saqyia (bridge) and its three arches. A natural park in the valley near the Marj Bisri is one of Bater’s recent attractions.

Distance from Beirut 65 km
Altitude 800 meters

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