Barouk-Fraidiss Patriotic Trail – The village of the Cedars, the Water Source and the National Anthem
The Barouk – Fraidiss village is one of the most famous villages of the Shouf region for more than a reason.
Nested on the slopes of Mount Lebanon between 1000 and 1900 meters, it is home to one of the largest cedar forests in Lebanon. The Barouk water source, located in the village, is renowned for its abundant water and its purity.
On the historical and cultural sides, the village is the birth place of the Honorable Cheikh Abou Hassan Aref Halawi, a historically prominent religious figure, and the hometown of the great poet Rachid Nakhli, author of the Lebanese national anthem.