Despite its small size, Lebanon has many great destinations, with some of the world's oldest cities, and venues hard to find in other parts of the Middle East, such as vineyards, nightclubs, and ski resorts. Lebanese cuisine is among the most renowned Middle Eastern cuisines.
It's a republic in the Middle East and is located on the east side of the Mediterranean Sea. Lebanon is known for the cedar tree. This tree is even on the national flag.
The country is marked by two mountain ridges that run parallel to the Mediterranean coastline. The Mount Lebanon ridge is close to the sea, and is cut across from north to south by transverse valleys and canyons.
The landscape is mostly mountainous and sometimes very rugged, with steep cliffs and gradients. Streams are frequent and provide ample resources for cultivation and natural vegetation.
Lebanon is a country rich in natural scenery from beautiful beaches to mountains and valleys. Lebanese people take pride that Lebanon is one of the few countries that gives you the opportunity to go skiing in the morning and going to the beach in the afternoon (although it is impossible to actually do that because of traffic).
Beirut is the capital city of Lebanon. The city is on a relatively small headland jutting into the east Mediterranean. It is by far the biggest city in Lebanon. Due to Lebanon's small size, the capital has always held the status as the only true cosmopolitan city in the country, and since independence, has been the commercial and financial hub of Lebanon.
Lebanon is the place to be to go out. Arabs from the Gulf states, North Africans and Southern Europeans come mainly to party. Everywhere in Beirut you will find nightclubs, with music ranging from R&B to Arabic music. You even have gay nightclubs.