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Lebanon : Tyre
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Tyre (Arabic: Sour) is in a city in Lebanon.

Get in

Get around

You can get around the small city of Tyre by taxi, on foot or by local transportation. Taxis are pretty cheap and some are even comfortable to travel in.

Traffic is typical Lebanese - if you want to go, you must go regardless of the 'western' way of thinking in the traffic.

If you can't find a taxi, even some locals can offer you a ride inside the city, if you ask nicely.

The main hotel in the city is located on the beach with minibusses departing towards Beirut just a short walk away.


Ancient Roman ruins in the city: parts of a city, cemetary and a large hippodrome, which is said to be the filming site for the multi-Oscar-winning Ben Hur.

The city is located on a peninsula extending west to the Mediterranean. The most western point is a nice place to observe the sun go down.

Also the markets in the western parts of the city are worth seeing.




Good places to have a meal:

Skandars: Lebanese and international cuisine, beer, wine liquors

The Resthouse: Lebanese and international cuisine, beer, wine liquors

Al Fanar: Lebanese and international cuisine, beer, wine liquors

Tyros: Fish,, Lebanese and international cuisine, beer, wine liquors

Baquettos: Fast food


See above, also Diver's Inn. Night life is not so active, as there are no night clubs. The UN people might have a night out at the Skandars or the Diver's Inn.


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