With a coastline stretching along the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea, Lebanon is part of the Middle East. Bordered by Syria to the North and Israel to the South, Lebanon has a historic past sporting ancient synagogues, churches and mosques, along with the ruins of the past empires (Roman, Ottoman, Greek, Persian and Arab). With a rich mix of cultures, Lebanon serves as the cultural and economic hub of the Middle east.
- Best Time to Visit: June-September (Summer); April-May (Spring)
- Capital: Beirut
- Primary Language: Arabic, French
- Currency: Lebanese pound
- Must Visit Places: Beirut, Beqaa Valley, Baalbek, Byblos
- Must Try Food: Kibbeh, Baba Ghanoush, Falafel, Kofta