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Ain Zhalta Cedars Reserve

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Distance from Beirut: 38km Altitude: 950-1220 The town’s name can be traced back to the Semitic language, meaning “the creepy eye.” Ain Zhalta is situated on a southern hill of Wadi Al-Safa. Among the springs in and around the town are: Al-Safa Spring Al-qa’ah Spring, from where water was drawn to Beiteddine palace during the rule of Emir Bachir Al-Re’ayan Spring, where a huge pumping station distributes potable water to Aley, bhamdoun and other neighboring areas and ain Al-Hilaf, recorded in history as the site where Emir Bachir held meetings with his adversaries to make peace and become allies. In the town are the remains of a citadel that was built during Maani rule and later was transformed into a Protestant Church. There is an area called “The Jews’ Cemetery” and nearby a small, completely ruined village known as Kafra.

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04 / 19 / 2015

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Walid Nohra

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Landmarks

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Ain Zhalta - Lebanon