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Sidon (Arabic: Saida صَيْدا) is in a city in Lebanon. The people (population: 100,000) are largely Sunni Muslims.

Get in[edit]

taking a bus or a car for a 1 hour drive from Beirut the capital.

Get around[edit]

Getting around in Sidon as in all Lebanon is best by taking a taxi. Cabs provide two services 1. A Taxi ride with a fare charge of 5000 L.L. around 3.25 $ and 2. "Service" is the word you use to permit other passengers to board and then the charge is 2000 L.L. around 1.25 $


  • Sidon Sea Castle, [1]. 9am-6pm. Sidon's main attraction. Built by the crusaders and with great views of the city and the harbor. LL3000.  edit
  • Eshmon Temple, [2]. The ruins of the temple of the Phoenician God of healing.  edit
  • Great Mosque, [3]. A very old and peculiar looking mosque by the sea.  edit






Stay safe[edit]

In July 2013, Sidon was the scene of a two day battle between Sunni militants and the Lebanese Army which left over 50 people dead (only two were civilians however). The militants were defeated by the Army and the city has seen no further incidents since then. Although for now calm and safe to visit, it is a good idea to keep up with the news if you decide to visit (like in all Lebanon in general).

Get out[edit]

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