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Tripoli is Lebanon's second biggest city. Its population is almost entirely Sunni Muslim. It is famous as the Arab sweet capital of the Middle East.

It was, along with Sidon and Tyre, one of the three great Phoenician ports. The Crusaders, who held the city for 180 years, built a massive citadel here in 1103.

In May 2007 the bloodiest factional fighting in Lebanon since the Civil War ended in 1990 erupted here between Fatah al-Islam and the Lebanese Army.

  • Last visit to Tripoli: Aug 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • TheWanderingCamel's Profile Photo
    Aug 23, 2009 at 1:12 AM

    Much preferred Tripoli to Byblos - the souks and old city were wonderful. Loved the displays of salads using the green, red and white of the Lebanese flag too. I wonder what changes the last few years have brought.

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Aug 9, 2008 at 7:37 PM

    What a wonderful page about Tripoli! That introductory photo is fantastic. The hotel run by the older man was a joy to read. Thanks for an education about Tripoli.

  • we2364's Profile Photo
    Jun 5, 2007 at 4:27 AM

    Long time nothing from you. That news is horrible. Hope you are safe there. Thank you for the birthday wish and VT reminder helps :-)

  • cadzand's Profile Photo
    Sep 23, 2006 at 1:03 PM

    Mmmm !!! Lots of sweets and cakes. How is life in Liba ? Are you staying or a long time ?

  • Sep 20, 2006 at 8:26 AM

    Do they export these cakes? Gosh, I'm on a diet!


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