February 11, 2017 Shouf Lebanon Middle East

Mechwar to The Village of Bater el Chouf

Famous for its church, its old 19th and early 20th century houses, and for its old water mill which was still functioning until the early 1980s, Bater is also well known for its water springs such as the Ain el-Kamal, and for its two grottos Ain el Masqfeh and el Keif. An old hiking trail links Bater to Marj Bisri and its historical and archaeological monuments such as the Roman temple “Cleopatra Castle” as it is called by the inhabitants of Bater. Of interest is the bridge Jisr al Saqyia and its three arches. A natural park situated in the valley near the Marj Bisri is one of Bater’s recent attractions.

Altitude 800 meters. Distance from Beirut 60 km

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