Witness how East and West intertwine in a blend of ancient and modern that is reflected in the culture, values, and traditions of Lebanon. Its capital city Beirut shines as a Mediterranean jewel with its glamorous cosmopolitan city life, beach resorts and the golden architecture around Nijmeh Square. With an abundance of delicious dishes, the cuisine of the country speaks for itself and provides every traveler with another major reason to travel to Lebanon. But this is also a country marked by conflict, devastated by decades of civil war and home to many Syrian and Palestinian refugees – a troubled history that still pulsates through Lebanon's veins. Nonetheless, its people remain hospitable and friendly, and the natural surroundings defy the violence of the past with breathtaking mountain ranges, ancient ruins, and unspoiled landscapes.