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Must visit attractions in Beirut - Explore Beirut

Beirut is not only the capital of Lebanon but also the largest city in the country which is a hub for culture, traditions and history.

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Souks

If you go to Beirut and fail to shop at the Souks then you haven't lived the best life in Beirut. The souks are one of the most important places to visit and shop to be able to experience the life of the locals and to explore the culture and traditions of the city. There are so many treasures in the souks that you would not be able to find in the shopping malls as most of the products are handmade and unique to one another.

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Martyr's Square

Martyr's Square is an important location both historically and culturally. The Martyr's Square mark the monument that was made to remember the lives that were taken during the Ottoman Rule. Where the monument is built is also where the dividing line between West Beirut and East Beirut is. Even though the monument was built in 1931, the structure and symbolisation have been relevant over the years due to the increasing number of political deaths.

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Nijmeh Square

There were several major reconstruction plans that took place in Beirut after the civil war took place. Nijmeh Square is one of these locations and has been a culturally and historically important location since then. The area comprises of the parliament, two cathedrals and an age-old museum which was refurbished as part of the reconstruction. The area is an activity hub in Beirut and there are many coffee shops and restaurants in the vicinity allowing you to sit and enjoy the everyday life in the area. Oaks Beirut and other popular hotels are located just a few miles away from Nijmeh Square.

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Hamra Street

Hamra Street is where the intellectuals used to hang out at. The street used to be known as Champs Elysees and there were many universities, schools and book shops back in the day. With development, there are two universities functioning at the moment alongside several book shops and stationery shops. The laid back town is a great place to go for a stroll to enjoy the weather and the culture.

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Zaitunay Bay

If you love being outdoors relaxing and enjoying the view then a trip to the Zaitunay Bay is a must-do activity. The fancy yachting dock is a common location for many locals to come and have brunch with friends and family as the surrounding is beautiful and serene you get to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city like when you come to the Zaitunay Bay. There are restaurants aligned on the dock which creates opportunities for people to come, relax and mingle while enjoying the view. Most of the best hotels in Beirut are located in the vicinity.

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Pigeon Rocks

The Pigeon Rocks are located at the famous Raouche. The Pigeon Rocks are considered a national natural treasure as they are of great importance and great beauty. When taking a walk down Raouche's Corniche you get to treat yourself to a beautiful sight with pristine beauty. The setting sun and the shades of orange to yellow in the background with the ripples created in the water is a stunning view you will never forget.

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