Visited Baalbek in December 2018, climate was excellent, some of the most effective roman ruins I have noticed. You can study about the history at UNESCO globe heritage web-site at https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/294
Security: There are travel warning for vacationers going to Baalbek and Anjar due to its close proximity to Syria and Hezbollah presence. I didnt have any troubles. I even hitchhiked from Anjar to the most important road 15 minute ride to catch a bus, this good Armenian gentleman gave me a ride. Anjar is situated in an Armenian resettlement town and Baalbek is Hezbollah with souvenir vendors promoting Hezbollah T shirts.Anjar is 5KM from Syria, there are mountains amongst the two nations.
Suggestion: Check out Anjar prior to going to Baalbek explanation becoming Baalbek is fairly remarkable and Anjar will be a let down if you stop by Anjar afterwards.
How to get to Baalbek from Beirut, take a taxi to cola bus station. From there take a minibus to Baalbek, the minibus expense is 6000 Lebanese Pounds or about $four USD. The distance is about 85 kilometers from Beirut or half way amongst Beirut and Damascus Syria.
I did a day trip, day is lots to see baalbek and visited the town aswell, get lunch ect. There is a lot of army presence in town.
Entrance to the Temple of Jupiter, There have been hardly any vacationers there due to the fact of all the travel warning to that region.
Temple of Bacchus, Above, committed to God of Wine. Persons drank a lot of wine as beer and Whisky was not so well known, this complicated was constructed prior to Christ. Some of the most fertile land on the planet is right here as per the information I got from the Baalbek museum.
Inside Temple of Bacchus, me at the Alter. No Wine although.
Though Baalbek is Greek-Roman, Anjar is supposed to be from Arab instances, its all ruins and nothing at all like Baaalbek, looked extremely Roman with all the arches.