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Unesco World heritage since: 1984
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This Phoenician city, where a triad of deities was worshipped, was known as Heliopolis during the Hellenistic period. It retained its religious function during Roman times, when the sanctuary of the Heliopolitan Jupiter attracted thousands of pilgrims. Baalbek, with its colossal structures, is one of the finest examples of Imperial Roman architecture at its apogee.
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Large airport - 43 mi (70 km) Damascus International Airport
Large airport - 45 mi (73 km) Kiryat Shmona Airport
Small airport - 65 mi (105 km) Ben Ya'akov Airport
Medium airport - 80 mi (129 km) Bassel Al-Assad International Airport
Large airport - 97 mi (157 km) Haifa International Airport
Medium airport - 106 mi (172 km) King Hussein Air College
Small airport - 114 mi (184 km) Amman-Marka International Airport
Medium airport - 141 mi (228 km) Queen Alia International Airport
Large airport - 158 mi (255 km) Ben Gurion International Airport
Large airport - 158 mi (254 km)
Bigger and popular cities in the wider vicinity are these:
- Ad Dimas
- Al Mulayhah
- Al Qutayfah
- An Nabk
- At Tall
- Az Zabadani
- El Hermel
- Kafr Batna
- Sir ed Danniye
- `Assal al Ward
- `Ayn al Fijah
These are some smaller cities that might be interesting. They are all rather close.