Baalbek

Baalbek بَعلبَك is one of the most spectacular archaeological sites in and one of the country's UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Baalbeck or 'Heliopolis' as it was known is the site of great ancient temples built by the Phoenicians, the Romans, and other civilisations that have conquered the region and enjoyed the fertile soil of the Bekaa Valley.
Photo: Saadsaidi, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Notable Places in the Area

Ruins
The is a colossal Roman temple, the largest of the Roman world, situated at the Baalbek complex in Heliopolis Syriaca. Photo: Cksaad, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Ruins
The is part of the Baalbek temple complex located in the broad Al-biqā, . Photo: Argenberg, CC BY 4.0.

Monument
The or Stone of the South is a Roman monolith in Baalbek, . Photo: Freedom's Falcon, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Localities in the Area

Village
is a village located approximately 3 km. southwest of Baalbek in the Bekaa Valley, .

Village
Nahle, is a situated 6 kilometres northeast of Baalbek in , Baalbek-Hermel Governorate, .

Baalbek

Latitude
34.0097° or 34° 0' 34.8" north
Longitude
36.2117° or 36° 12' 42.2" east
Open Location Code
8G6R2656+VM
Population
82,600
United Nations Location Code
LB AAK
Elevation
1183 metres (3881 feet)
Open­Street­Map ID
node 428339508
Geo­Names ID
277130
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Also Known As

  • Arabic: Baalbek
  • Arabic: بعلبك
  • Arabic: مدينة الشمس
  • Arabic: هياكل بعلبك
  • Arabic: هيليوبوليس
  • Armenian: Բաալբեկ
  • Armenian: Բաալբեկյան տեռաս
  • Armenian: Հելիուպոլիս
  • Armenian: Պաալպէք
  • Asturian: Baalbek
  • Azerbaijani: Bəəlbək
  • Basque: Baalbek
  • Belarusian: Баальбек
  • Bengali: বালবেক
  • Bulgarian: Баалбек
  • Burmese: ဘားလ်ဘက်ခ်မြို့
  • Catalan: Baalbeck
  • Catalan: Baalbek-Deir El-Ahmar
  • Catalan: Baalbek
  • Catalan: Balalbakk
  • Catalan: Heliòpolis de Síria
  • Cebuano: Baalbek
  • Chinese: 巴勒貝克
  • Chinese: 巴勒贝克
  • Croatian: Baalbek
  • Czech: Baalbek
  • Danish: Baalbek
  • Dutch: Baalbeck
  • Dutch: Baalbek
  • Dutch: Balabakk
  • Dutch: Baälbek
  • Dutch: Heliopolis
  • Egyptian Arabic: بعلبك
  • English: Baalbec
  • English: Baalbeck
  • English: Balbec
  • English: Heliopolis
  • Estonian: Baalbek
  • Estonian: Ba‘labakk
  • Finnish: Baalbek
  • Finnish: Balabbak
  • French: Baalbek
  • Galician: Baalbek
  • Georgian: ბაალბექი
  • German: Baalbek
  • Greek: Μπάαλμπεκ
  • Hebrew: בעל-בק
  • Hebrew: בעלבכ
  • Hebrew: בעלבק
  • Hebrew: בעל בק
  • Hindi: बाल्बेक
  • Hungarian: Baalbek
  • Indonesian: Baalbek
  • Italian: Ba'albak
  • Italian: Baalbeck
  • Italian: Baalbek
  • Italian: Balbeck
  • Japanese: バールベック
  • Kazakh: Баалбек
  • Kazakh: Баальбек
  • Kazakh: Бағлабек
  • Kazakh: Бағлбек
  • Kazakh: Гелиополис
  • Kazakh: Гелиополь
  • Kazakh: Һелиополис
  • Kirghiz: Баальбек
  • Korean: 바알베크
  • Korean: 바알벡
  • Latin: Heliopolis
  • Lithuanian: Baalbekas
  • Malayalam: ബാൽബെക്ക്
  • Mazanderani: بعلبک
  • Mingrelian: ბაალბექი
  • Nepali: बालबेक
  • Norwegian: Baalbek
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Baalbek
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Balbek
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Baalbek
  • Persian: بالبیک، لبنان
  • Persian: بعلبک
  • Polish: Ba'labakk
  • Polish: Baalbek
  • Polish: Balabakk
  • Portuguese: Baalbeck
  • Portuguese: Baalbek
  • Portuguese: Balbeque
  • Portuguese: Heliópolis
  • Romanian: Baalbek
  • Russian: Баалат
  • Russian: Баалбек
  • Russian: Баальбек
  • Russian: Баальбекская веранда
  • Russian: Бальбек
  • Scots: Baalbek
  • Serbian: Baalbek
  • Serbian: Баалбек
  • Serbian: Балбек
  • Serbian: بعلبك
  • Serbo-Croatian: Baalbek
  • Slovak: Baalbek
  • Slovenian: Baalbek
  • Spanish: Baalbek
  • Spanish: Heliopolis
  • Spanish: Heliópolis
  • Swedish: Baalbek
  • Tajik: Баъалбак
  • Turkish: Baalbek
  • Ukrainian: Баальбек
  • Urdu: بعلبک
  • Uzbek: Baalbek
  • Vietnamese: Baalbek
  • Waray (Philippines): Baalbek
  • Western Armenian: Պաալպէք
  • Western Frisian: Baalbek
  • Western Panjabi: بعلبک
  • Wu Chinese: 巴勒贝克
  • Ba‘albak
  • Ba‘labak
  • Héliopolis

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