Lebanon at between Syria and the Mediterranean Sea, with Israel to the South and Cyprus to the west, Lebanon is a relatively small country with only a little over 10 thousand square kilometres of land. But despite a small surface area, the country is home to numerous mountains, 225km stretch of coastline and scenic valleys. With everything located so closely, one could go skiing in the mountains and sunbathing at the beach within hours!
Its capital, Beirut, is one of the oldest cities in the world, being inhabited for more than 5,000 years. And the city alone is just a taste of the region’s rich history. With mountains and the sea at the hand’s reach, and the land so culturally saturated that people spend hours writing guides on how to properly explore it, it’s not hard to see why Lebanon is called “the pearl of the middle east”. It’s no surprise that tourists would flock to see all the country’s wonders. More info: Boredpanda