Moukhtara is on the Barouk River Valley Trail and well known for being the seat of the Joumblatt family – leaders of the Druze community in Lebanon. The Joumblatt’s palace was built in the 17th century and rebuilt in the mid 19th century.

The town is also famous for its traditional old houses, its old oil presses, and two El Saydeh (Our Lady) churches. The early 16th century, Baddeh bridge used to link Moukhtara with the villages of the Barouk valley.

The valley near Moukhtara contains many water mills dating to the 16th century and before- such as the Baddeh water mill.

Distance from Beirut 50 km
Altitude 850 meters


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