52km from Beirut you will find Zahle, the capital of the Beqaa, is known as “Arouss El-Beqaa”, the bride of the Beqaa, and is much appreciated for its healthy climate and good food. It is also the seat of government for the Beqaa.

All amenities are available there, good shopping and souvenir shops. Zahle’s many beautiful old houses can be appreciated on a leisurely walk around the town. The main attraction, however, is the Bardaouni River, which flows out of Mount Sannine through a wooded gorge shut in between tall perpendicular rocks.

Along this branch of the Litani River, there is one open-air restaurant after another. All are protected from the sun by awnings and leafy trees, while streams, fountains and pools cool the air.