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ESHMOUN

 ESHMOUN


 The Temple of Eshmoun, less than an hour from Beirut, is situated one kilometer from Sidon in a lush valley of citrus groves in the Awwali River. The site is known locally as "Bustan esh Sheikh." Whether you visit in spring when the air is fragrant with blossoms, or early winter when the fruit is ripe, Eshmoun is special.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. Building was begun at the end of the 17th century B.C. and later additions were made in the following centuries.Thus, many elements near the original temple site were completed long after the Phoenician era, including the Roman period colonnade, mosaics, a nymphaeun, and the foundations of a Byzantine church. All of these buildings testify to the site's lasting importance.Eshmoun can be included in a visit to Sidon, or made an excursion of its own. Visitors with a sense of curiosity will find that several hours are easily filled exploring this ancient Phoenician spa.

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