Almost everyone has heard of Lebanon. Unfortunately, it’s rarely in a positive context, due to violent unrest. However, Lebanon is known as “the Pearl of the Middle East” and boasts landscapes, places, historical sites, rivers, mountains and more that attracts tourists from all over the world. In recent years, the number of visitors has decreased significantly as a result of the countries war with neighboring Syria, but this hasn’t prevented Lebanese photographer Rami Rizk from showing the world the stunning landscapes Lebanon has to offer in a series of stunning pictures. So, we’ve gathered 18 pictures taken by Rizk to prove to you that Lebanon has 100% earned its wonderful nickname.
The statue of our Lady from Lebanon overlooks the city of Jounieh
The Old City of Batroun, North Lebanon
Statue of St. Charbel, Paraya
The Old City of Jounieh
The Litani River, Sarbin, the Al Baqa district
The Crusader fortress in the ancient port city of Gobel