Ancient ruins are constantly competed with by fresh ones in Lebanon.
This ancient Roman temple is located in Mount-Lebanon, 45Km from Beirut, in Faqra (one of the largest and most important religious centers in Lebanon in ancient times), part of the town of Kfardebian.
The temples of Qalaat Faqra at 1,550 meters are the most extensive Roman ruins of all Mount Lebanon.
Approached through a labyrinth of limestone formations known as “houses of ghosts,” (some of which you can see on the left of the temple) the area is known for its temples and its good skiing. The temple site is also the venue of a summer cultural festival.
For more information about this site you can visit:
The Official Lebanese Tourism Portal or The Kfardebian Municipality Website
Now may not seem like the time to adverstise touristic sites in Lebanon, but I believe there is no wrong or right time to show what richness and diversity a country harbours.
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Hanssie (10790) 2006-07-23 7:03
A nice foreground begins here to see the ruins of the Romans, colours are nice, a blue sky behind, not bad at all, good shot !
startacked (1355) 2006-07-23 17:09
You don't have to 'defend' you posts. This part of our planet is the cradle of civilization (that may seem like a strange statement with these cruel current events going on). TE is to watch and learn. It is beautiful that such temple is kept in such good state for us to see. It is equally beautiful captured with good color, compo and not a tourist in sight.
I didn't have much time last year in Lebanon and did not have the time to leave Beirut and see all these great monuments Lebanon has to offer. I know now, I will go back for sure. Thanks, Gilbert
MayaG (2413) 2006-07-31 6:43
Lovely photo of the ruins that I always love to visit/photograph...beautiful saturation of colours and good composition, Betty!
Thanx for your nice words about my first post. Sorry to read about your camera :( hope you'll be able to purchase one soon.
lots of regards
- Copyright: Betty Khoury (Betty) (145)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-08-20
- Categories: Ruins
- Camera: Nikon Coolpix 4200
- Exposure: f/4.8
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Ancient romans' buildings outside of Italy [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-07-23 7:01
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