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Saida And Tyre Tour

Country: Lebanon
City: Tyre
Duration: 1 Day(s) - 0 Night(s)
Tour Category: Full Day Tours

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Saida And Tyre Tour

Saida : A 6,000 year old city which features the Saida Sea Castle and the Old City of Saida. Saida inhabited since 4000 BC and believed to be of Phoenician origin. It was destroyed twice by war between the 7th and 4th centuries BC and once by an earthquake in the 6th century AD. Saida has many historic places among them Eshmoun Temple, the only Phoenician temple excavated, where some of the most beautiful carvings and sculptures were found.

Eshmoun Temple : This Phoenician temple complex, dedicated to the healing god Eshmoun, is the only Phoenician site in Lebanon that has retained more than its foundation stones. Its oldest remains date back to the sixth century BC, to the Neo-Babylonian period. It had been used throughout the ages & periods (since Babylonian through Persian, Greek & Roman till Byzantine epoch) as a worshiping place. According to Genesis it is the first born of Canaan.

Khan El Franj : The khan el Franj is one of the many khans or caravansaries built by Fakhreddine II for merchants and goods. Today it is being renovated to serve as Sidon’s cultural center.

Tyre : Tyre Founded around 3000 BC, was an important trading Phoenician island city, famous for surviving a 13 year siege by Nebuchadnezzar, and then fell to Alexander the Great who built a causeway connecting Tyre of the mainland. Tyre made its name by discovering and exporting red dye extracted from the murex sea mail which still survives at Tyre’ s shores today. Places of interest include Hay el Ramel, Alexander’s causeway, the site of the ancient island city with mosaic streets, Roman baths and arena, the remains of a crusader church, a Roman-Byzantine necropolis and the largest Roman hippodrome ever found, built of stone instead of the usual bricks. Tomb of Hiram, King of Tyre, is only a few kilometers away and dates back to 936 BC.

Rate Includes

Transportation For 01 Day Tour
Professional Guide For 01 Day Tour
Entrance Fees To All Historic And Touristic Sites Mentioned Above

 

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