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Bsharri

Bsharri (Arabic: بشرّي‎ Bšarrī; Syriac: ܒܫܪܝ‎; additionally Romanized Becharre, Bcharre, Bsharre, (Bcharre El Arez بشرّي الارز) is a town at a height of around 1,450 m (4,760 ft) to 3,088 m (10,131 ft). It is situated in the Bsharri District of the North Governorate in Lebanon.

Bsharri is the town of the main remaining and protected unique Cedars of God (Cedrus libani), and is the origination of the popular artist, painter and stone worker Khalil Gibran who currently has a gallery in the town to respect him. In addition, Bsharri is home to the most established skiing region, the Cedars Ski Resort, and to Lebanon’s first ski lift, underlying 1953. The retreat is around a two-hour drive and 130 km (81 mi) from Beirut. Qurnat as Sawdā Mountain in Bsharri is the most noteworthy top in the Levant, at 3,088 meters above ocean level.

The close by site of the Holy Kadisha Valley shields probably the most antiquated Christian religious networks of the Middle East. A genuine legacy of Maronite Christianity in the Middle East, the town has additionally the greatest basilica in the locale, the Saint Saba Cathedral, worked by Anthony II Peter Arida. Bsharri is now and then called “the city of places of worship” as it houses approximately 37 temples.

The Kadisha Valley and Cedars of God include an UNESCO World Heritage Site.