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The Baalbek

May 23, 2010

One more beautiful historical building in Asian, Baalbek is one of old town that still exist until now. This town is located in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon. It is famous for its exquisitely detailed yet monumentally scaled temple ruins of the Roman period, when Baalbek, then known as Heliopolis, was one of the largest sanctuaries in the Empire. It is Lebanon's greatest Roman treasure, and it can be counted among the wonders of the ancient world. It contains the largest and most noble Roman temples ever built, and they are among the best preserved.


Baalbek is one of World Heritage Site by UNESCO and become one of tourist object in Lebanon.

Towering high above the Beqaa plain, their monumental proportions proclaimed the power and wealth of Imperial Rome. The gods worshiped here, the Triad of Jupiter, Venus and Bacchus, were grafted onto the indigenous deities of Hadad, Atargatis and a young male god of fertility. Local influences are also seen in the planning and layout of the temples, which vary from the classic Roman design.
Baalbek is home to the annual Baalbeck International Festival. The town is located about 85 km north east of Beirut, and about 75 km north of Damascus. It has a population of approximately 72,000.





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5 comments:

Gusti said...

interesting place...

May 23, 2010 at 10:29 PM
modifikasimotor said...

bangunanya sungguh indah,, it is nice place to travel

May 24, 2010 at 3:56 AM
Anggi Zahriyan said...

what a wonderful place ! Dari dulu saya punya mimpi untuk jalan2 keliling dunia :)

May 24, 2010 at 8:00 AM
Kang Sugeng said...

wow indahnyaaa... kapan yg saya bisa touring ke LN?

May 24, 2010 at 1:24 PM
buy cameras said...

nice info....
makasih ya...

May 26, 2010 at 10:08 AM

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