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Mohafazat Liban-Sud
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By Air

The nearest airport is Beirut Rafik Hariri International Airport (IATA: BEY),The airport is located 7km south of Beirut, and is roughly a 10 to 15 minute drive from the city center.

By Bus

The cheapest way of getting into Tyre is by private bus. Large,air-conditioned buses go from Cola Junction, Beirut, throughout the day for approximately $4 and take about 2.5hrs.

By Private Taxi

There are two ways to get to Tyre via taxi the first is a simple private hire ($20-30 from Beirut),or the 'service' option where you can share with other people who are travelling in a similar direction ($10 would be reasonable from Beirut to Tyre).The journey will take approximately 2.5hrs from Beirut, depending on any stops that have to be made.

Key places to visit
Al Zaatari Mosque, Qana El Jalil, Al Bass Archaeological Site, Tyre Coastal Nature Reserve, Tomb of Qabr Hiram, Qlayle


Places to Visit

Al Zaatari Mosque

Overlooking the sea, this mosque was built in the 1960s.It is an example of modern Islamic architecture.Note: According to Islamic tradition, non-Muslims are typically not allowed to enter mosques or sacred sites.However, non-Muslim visitors may be able to visit the courtyard gardens and may find someone they can ask for permission to enter.Visitors should be appropriately attired and remove their shoes before entering.Entry is not permitted during prayer hours and not permitted at any time during the month of Ramadan.

Qana El Jalil

This is the village where Christ is reported to have turned water into wine at a wedding party.A cave and carvings on the rocks near the cave are evidence suggesting that the event took place here, although it is a matter of scholarly debate.The Ministry of Tourism recently refurbished the site.

Al Bass Archaeological Site

Is by far the most famous attraction, boasting the largest and best-preserved example of a Roman Hippodrome. The impressive site is huge and also encapsulates a large Necropolis (with several hundred well-preserved sarcophagi), an intact Roman road and aqueduct, and a monumental arch. Situated next to the Al Bass Palestinian Refugee Camp, it is a 10min car ride from the beach.

Tyre Coastal Nature Reserve

Established in 1998, the 380-hectare Tyre Coastal Nature Reserve encompasses a variety of terrestrial and marine ecosystems, and one of the most beautiful and scenic sandy beaches in Lebanon.The pools of Ras el-Ain,used since Phoenician time,create small areas of marshland that serve as a freshwater habitat.A great variety of birds can be found in the reserve, and its sandy beaches are an important nesting site for endangered sea turtles.Hiking along the sea shore is possible.

Tomb of Qabr Hiram

King Hiram ruled the city of Tyre for 34 years beginning in 969 BC.He is credited with fostering Tyre’s development as a major center of commerce and trade.King Hiram established relations with King Solomon of Israel,and their friendly rivalry was famous,especially their exchange of riddles for the other to solve.King Hiram is said to be buried in a 6m high limestone tomb with a pyramid shaped top.The site of the tomb is located near the village of Qana.


This village, located approximately 10km south of Tyre,is known for possessing what local tradition says is the mausoleum of the prophet Umran.He is otherwise known as Joachim,the father of the Virgin Mary.

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