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  • The Weak Knee Traveler
    Singapore, Singapore11 766 contributions
    Loved the fact that this is not a tourist souk but patronised more by localswhich gives you a real local flavour to the souk. Very busy but definitely worth a visit.
    Written 4 June 2020
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  • Mireille K
    Lebanon36 contributions
    Once you step inside the museum you are traveling back to the old times. Very well decorated and maintained with professional guides.
    The outside shop offers a variety of soaps and bath accessories . Well recommended
    Written 14 November 2020
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  • dmittleman
    Palm Beach Gardens, FL1 443 contributions
    This small castle is mostly in ruins but they are very picturesque ruins. You can climb on both sides of the castle for views of the coastline.
    Written 5 January 2020
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  • Bitonya
    Rmeileh, Lebanon41 contributions
    As if you traveled in history to be in this majestic place, it is one of the best places and you will definitely enjoy the hidden jewel in the old city
    Written 10 March 2020
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  • Halcatra
    Edinburgh, UK483 contributions
    In the past it was a lively trade centre. It was called 'House of French' but it is worth to know that for local people all white foreigners were 'French' regardless their true origins. You can visit the site for free, it is not much to see, 20 minutes of slow walk around the ground level should be enough. It is not a must see but if you are in the area, for example to visit Chateau de la Mer, it is definitely worth coming here as well, even just for a moment.
    Written 19 February 2020
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  • Antoine S
    Paris, France7 contributions
    Fantastic historical site open 7 days a week from 9,00 AM to 6,00 PM with guides available during the opening hours .Do not miss this place unique in the old city of Saida
    Written 23 August 2019
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  • Terrance M
    Hamilton, Canada3 456 contributions
    We know about the Phoenician purple used in Roman togas and the seafaring prowess of this civilization but most of its history and culture is not studied very much. It was accordingly very nice to visit this site, near Sidon. Much archaeological work could be done in the area, money being key. The temple was built with large stones. The throne of Ishtar sits in front of the temple. It is hard to sense the original temple but you can climb on top of it. The site also has Byzantine church ruins. Eshmoun was the local deity of healing and fertility. Staff were interested in knowing the nationality mix.
    Written 13 May 2019
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  • dmittleman
    Palm Beach Gardens, FL1 443 contributions
    The Great al-Omari Mosque is a hulking presence from the outside. Severe in architectural style with clunky buttresses, it looks more like a church than a mosque. Try to go outside of prayer times so you can get a look inside.
    Written 5 January 2020
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  • Mody F
    135 contributions
    Mediocre yoghurt place that's over priced and doesn't deliver the value and experience promised . The service is okay and staff is well trained but the place still lacks the expected value.
    Written 14 May 2019
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  • Elma F. B
    4 contributions
    Magical place. The historical facts, paintings by the one ans only Tom Young, the guy at the reception can give the best description for the place and some tricks as well😉
    Written 12 December 2021
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  • Ahmad T
    Beirut, Lebanon81 contributions
    I will start with the good things:
    -Presentation of plates are fantastic , same for the taste.
    -We set in a soffa while it was raining , fantastic view of rains falling while you are surrounded of Glasses.
    -Prices are fair and you can continue playing bowling after lunch , perfect for teenagers.

    Bad Things:
    -The waiters need training on the menu maybe they are new , but trying their best.
    -The person in charge (Waiters supervisors) should take care more on all matters , not just going back and forward without adding any value, especially taking care that all orders are coming on time to the tables.
    -The tables and ground and everything are very clean , but dont know why there are a lot of flies.

    Il will visit again because the kids like the idea of eating then playing Bowling where you dont have many choices in a rainy day.
    Written 15 January 2018
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  • travel_lust_travel
    Beijing, China29 contributions
    while visited the old souq of Sidon, i came across this Hammam,actually when i finally found the Hamam, it's already closed, but the doorman was quite friendly, he let me have a look inside, the architecture of Hamam area just like turkish bath i've been but a smaller size. if you visit the souq, you can go for a visit to get some idea of an old Hamam architecture.
    Written 2 April 2016
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  • dmittleman
    Palm Beach Gardens, FL1 443 contributions
    Although this mosque appears interesting from the outside, I am told that it is never really open to tourists. That's a shame as it appears to hold some interest.
    Written 5 January 2020
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  • The Weak Knee Traveler
    Singapore, Singapore11 766 contributions
    This is built in the 13th century and is located by the sea. Although not much is left of this castle, it is still a place for a quick visit and photo stop.
    Written 4 June 2020
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  • Cora_v
    Kyiv26 205 contributions
    In Phoenician times, trading glory of Saida was, among other, based on the production of precious purple-dye, which was used to paint clothing for the emperors and nobility. Thousands of disposed Murex shells coming from purple dye manufactures created the entire artificial 50m Murex Hill in Saida.

    These days the Murex Hill is more of a historic area than a prominent landmark. There are residential buildings on it, and the Muslim cemetery, and without knowing where it is and what it is, you can pass by without noticing. And don’t expect anyone in the city to be aware of where to find it - I was lucky to possess a Promenade map (or rather a scheme) of Saida, with all city touristy sights in it. The Murex Hill can be found to the south-east from the ruins of Qala’at al Muizz (St. Louis castle), right across Al Ansar road opposite the castle.

    My guidebook said some ancient murex shells can be still seen in the lower part of the hill, to its left as you head along the street from St.Louis towards the sea. But I failed to find any - the area was excavated, and I lacked time to explore it thoroughly.
    Written 24 November 2013
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