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The South, Lebanon

Sidon (Saida) is the third-largest city in Lebanon. It is located in the South Governorate of Lebanon, on the Mediterranean coast, about 40 km. In Genes Sidon is the son of Canaan, the grandson of Noah. Its name coincides with the modern Arabic word for fishery.

A 6,000 year old city which features the Saidi Sea Castle and the Old City of Saida.  It 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.

Sidon contains several shopping venues boasting local and international brands, as well as a handful of food and beverage outlets as "senioura," a delicious crumbly cookie.

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