Are you looking for a perfect place for a hike in Lebanon? Head for the village of Baakline. Located on a green hill overlooking Deir el-Qamar, Baakline is one of the most beautiful villages in Chouf, known for its splendid forests and unspoiled nature.
This small village, steeped in history, represents a traditional stronghold of the Druze community in Lebanon. It was the capital of the Maan emirs, the most famous of which is Emir Fakhreddine.
Baakline is famous for its national library which offers you a large number of sources of information. Open to the public every weekend since 1987, this library is a real historical monument for Lebanon. It bears witness to the struggle of a people who fought for their freedom and their fundamental rights.
Baakline is a modern village which has preserved its most beautiful historical monuments. The palace of Hussein Hamadé, built in 1591 and the historic church of Saint-Elie dating from 1753, constitute a good example. There are also the Druze or Khalwats temples that date back to the 18th and 19th centuries. Unique places to visit during a hike, discovering an important period in the history of Lebanon and the Chouf region.
From Baakline, a hike allows you to discover the Hamadeh Palace in the village. Walking in the shade of the trees in the Baakline forest also gives the opportunity to take beautiful photos and contemplate the landscape. By bus or on foot, all roads lead to the Baakline river. A magical place with waterfalls and tall trees where you can relax naturally over lunch with family or friends.