Qadisha Valley (The Holy Valley)
The Qadisha Valley, a UNESCO Word Heritage site, is a must see in Lebanon. Located in a deep gorge, it stretches for 50 kilometers all the way from al-Koura to Bcharre. With its spectacular scenery, the valley houses the first Christian monasteries and (cave) churches of Lebanon. Virtually inaccessible to hostile armies, it served as the ideal refuge for religious minorities and this is how it started to become the most important Maronite settlement region. To explore the Qadisha Valley, you will need about a full day.