Last week, I visited two well-known Cedar reserves. One in the historical Barouk - Chouf that contains the largest natural reserve in Lebanon, and the other in Arz, Bsharre - North Lebanon, also known as 'The Cedars of God' because they were used by Solomon in the construction of the first temple in Jerusalem.
We were lucky to take some photos in fog and snow in Barouk. (I loved the first one below!)
And of course the amazing one drawn on the Lebanese Lira coin:
As for the Arz Cedar reserve, these are some photos.
Check the entourage first:
By the way, the reserve is always closed in winter, but you can ask people there, and they can guide you through a secret path ;)
First thing your eyes lie on is "Heaven's gate".
And last but not least, the massive Cedar drawn in the Lebanese flag.
Make sure you visit Cedars in winter, and you will definitely know why they call them 'Cedars of God'.