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Baalbek in the region of Baalbek-Hermel with it's 30,916 habitants is a town located in Lebanon - some 42 mi (or 68 km) East of Beirut, the country's capital.

Map of the area of Baalbek in Lebanon

Local time in Baalbek is now 12:48 PM (Thursday). The local timezone is named "Asia / Beirut" with an UTC offset of 2 hours. Depending on your flexibility, these larger cities might be interesting for you: Nicosia, Damascus, Amman, Zarayeb Choukr, Tfail or Ras el Ain. When in this area, you might want to check out Younine, Ras el Ain, Qasr el Loujouj, Nahle, Maqsous and Baalbek as well. We found some clips posted online. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.

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Weather Conditions Today & Next Days Forecast

18°C / 64 °F Moderate rain
Morning Temperature 15°C / 59 °F
Evening Temperature 16°C / 60 °F
Night Temperature 8°C / 47 °F
Chance of rainfall 3%
Air Humidity 70%
Air Pressure 890.2 hPa
Wind Speed Calm with 1 km/h (0 mph) from South-West
Cloud Conditions Scattered clouds, covering 48% of sky
General Conditions Moderate rain

Friday, 27th of April 2018
Light rain, calm, broken clouds.
Light rain Day: 18°C (65 °F)
Night: 8°C (47 °F)
Saturday, 28th of April 2018
Broken clouds, calm.
Broken clouds Day: 19°C (66 °F)
Night: 7°C (45 °F)
Sunday, 29th of April 2018
Sky is clear, calm, clear sky.
Sky is clear Day: 23°C (74 °F)
Night: 8°C (47 °F)


LEBANON: Temple of Bacchus Baalbek

00:11 min ( June 30, 2012 by PlanetExplore)
Views: 1,604 - Rating: 5/5

Temple of Bacchus, Baalbek, Lebanon


01:14 min ( June 22, 2010 by mikekallas2)
Views: 1,768 - Rating: 5/5

Temple of Baal / Jupiter 6 remaining columns. the biggest Roman columns from the biggest Roman temple ever built


02:00 min ( June 23, 2010 by mikekallas2)
Views: 298 - Rating: 5/5

This video is taken from the ruins of the temple of Bacchus and shown the 6 remaining columns in the temple of Baal / Jupiter. This site is of the biggest Roman ruins ever

Baalbek Lebanon

02:01 min ( May 30, 2010 by 1168andre)
Views: 408 - Rating: 0/5

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Interesting facts about this location

Temple of Bacchus

The Temple of Bacchus was one of the three main temples at a large complex in classical antiquity, at Baalbek in Lebanon. The temple was dedicated to Bacchus (also known as Dionysus), the Roman god of wine, but was traditionally referred to by Neoclassical visitors as the "Temple of the Sun". It is considered one of the best preserved Roman temples in the world. It is larger than the Parthenon in Greece, though much less famous.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 34.01, 36.22 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:2nd-century architecture, Ancient Roman temples, Roman sites in Lebanon, Temples of Dionysus, Tourism in Lebanon, Visitor attractions in Lebanon

Baalbek District

Baalbek District is an administrative district in the Beqaa Governorate of the Republic of Lebanon, having Baalbek as its capital. It is by far the largest district in the country comprising a total of 2319 km2. Major towns of the district are Hallanieh, Tamnine, shmestar, Douris, Jdeide, and Kasarnaba.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 34.01, 36.22 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:Baalbek District, Districts of Lebanon


Wavel is a Palestinian refugee camp near the city of Baalbeck in Lebanon. It was originally French army barracks, but in 1948 refugees from the Palestine war found shelter there. In 1952, UNRWA took over responsibility for providing services in the camp. As of 2003, there are 7,553 registered refugees in the camp. In 2009 there were approximately 3000 refugees within the camp and a similar number living outside the camp.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 34.01, 36.22 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
Tags:Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon, Populated places established in 1948

Douris, Lebanon

Douris is a village located approximately 3 km . southwest of Baalbek in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon. It is the site of a necropolis from the late Roman Imperial period that is currently undergoing archaeological investigation. Another archaeological site which is not on the tell near the village exists 1 km southwest of Douris at the north of a vineyard that can be reached via a track from the road to Baalbek.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 34.01, 36.22 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi away.
Tags:Archaeological sites in Lebanon, Baalbek District, Fertile Crescent, Heavy Neolithic sites, Neolithic settlements, Populated places in the Beqaa Governorate, Shepherd Neolithic sites


Iaat is a town and municiplality located in the Beqaa Valley of Lebanon mostly famous for its Corinthian column. The column stands at 251 meters (59.1 feet) it is installed on a 4 step base. The location of the Pillar is 4 miles (6 km) northwest of the Baalbek ruins, between the towns of Baalbek and Chlifa.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 34.01, 36.22 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 6 mi away.
Tags:Ancient Roman architecture, Archaeological sites in Lebanon, Beqaa Valley, Monuments and memorials in Lebanon, Roman archaeology

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