Shouf Cedars Forest

The Cedar is Lebanon’s national emblem, and some of these venerable trees are several millennia old. Moses and Isaiah both talked of the Cedars of Lebanon, and it’s been found in the tombs of the pharaohs. A walk here is a stroll among giants – trees reach well over 30 metres, the old ones sporting magnificent gnarled, knotted barks. It’s not all cedar though. Juniper and different pines are here as well, and a ramble through the reserve at the right time of year can bring a feast of wildflowers.

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