The complexity and the irregular geography of Lebanon, divided from north to south by 2 mountain lines, are the main reason of its astonishing diversity. The inter valley, formed by mountains, presents a unique climate that makes Lebanon a region of remarkable contrast, various ecosystems and diverse landscapes in a limited territory. Lebanon is very rich in natural treasures. Its asymmetrical environment and its elevated mountains, along ...
The opening event of MIM Museum on Oct. 12, 2013 had many surprises!
The minerals found at this museum are stunning.
Beirut, the capital of Lebanon, has enjoyed a breathtaking renewal. It has re-discovered its past and now faces the future with renewed confidence... Now resolved to combine the modern and the traditional, Beirut has turned its back on its unhappy past and found within itself the strength to look forward to the future. The result is enthralling: Beirut has never been so vibrant! Its downtown area has been completely rebuilt and now boasts the most exciting nightlife in the Middle East.
The city of Jounieh is located in the district of Keserwan, in Mount Lebanon, 15 km North of the capital Beirut. The old Souk (or market place) of Jounieh still testifies to the charm of the olden days. Coffee shops, restaurants, crafts shops, banks and hotels contribute to its daytime bustle. By night, bars and ...
The elements' contours were shaped by time, heat and water!
The cute pigeons walk around the clock and are always scared when someone approaches them.
Enjoy the Music ....
Situated in a strategic location at the top of a hill, where one can enjoy a superb view on Beirut, Beit Mery is one of the richest sites in Lebanon. Broumana is situated at 750 meters of altitude on the hills of Beirut, at about fifteen kilometers of the capital. Broumana is the first mountain town to introduce sports.
Characterized with a quintessential charm and a magical aura, Lebanon is a fusion of west and east, hard to define but easy to love for its eclectic progressive young soul and its hospitable people. The profound interplay between history, culture and nature makes Lebanon an enchanting tourist destination. A slice of heaven on Earth, Lebanon is situated on the rolling hills and mountainsides overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, offering glorious beaches, evergreen mountains, and moderate weather.
This video clearly depicts what the table does for the minerals and rocks available at the museum.
Great atmosphere... but if you are going there to have a conversation or to chat, don't. Just chill out and dance. They have great DJ by the way but the sound is a bit loud :)
Lebanon from the Sky ... Taking off from Beirut Airport. You can see Beirut, Damour, Nehme, and the beautiful coast and mountains of Lebanon
The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lebanon is located in Harissa, a small town about thirty minutes north of Beirut. The immense statue of Virgin Mary overlooks the bay of Jounieh guaranteeing a panoramic view of the city.
An aerial panoramic view of the Lebanese mountains.
Tripoli, about 85 km north of Beirut, is a model of towns combining history with civilization, where people from different religions live together. Known for its souks and khans, as well as its historical Medieval wealth, it also includes more than 40 archeological monuments. Tripoli has played an important role through history as trading and military station, as much as joining Lebanon to Syria through the coast due to its strategic position.
The Cedars of Lebanon overlook the valley of Qadisha from a 2000 meters altitude. Famous for their wood, their fragrance and their grandeur, the Cedars of Lebanon have never ceased to fascinate. These thousands-of-years-old trees influenced the culture of the Orient, its trade and its religious rites; they were even mentioned in the Bible and other sacred books.
Drink, dance and have fun in Beirut
Endowed with a history that goes back to the beginning of time, with 300 days of sunshine per year, and with a coast line of 200 kilometers from North to South, Lebanon possesses numerous diving sites, of which Saidoun (off the coast of Saida) is one. In 1997, a diving expedition was launched by Mr. Mohamed El Sarji, (President of the Lebanese Professional Divers Union, Director of the NAUS Club, President of the ...
Tyre, 83 Km to the South of Beirut is Lebanon's fourth most important city, and dates back to the beginnings of the third Millenium B.C. In antiquity, Tyre was a prosperous city, with an array of temples and palaces. The Beach extends on more than 12 kilometers of fine sand. The coastal zone at the South of the historical city of Tyre was declared a "natural reserve" in November 1998. The latter is ...
The five-star Metropolitan Palace Hotel, Beirut combines the best of traditional Arabian hospitality with unmatched luxury.
The minerals collected are so interesting to learn about!
26 km far from Beirut, overlooking the bay of Jounieh, the sanctuary of Our Lady of Lebanon - Harissa, which was erected in 1904 over the hill of Harissa, can be seen from miles. Inside the base of the statue there is a chapel and outside, a spiral staircase leads to the top, near the white-painted bronze statue, that was made in ...
Salim Edde explains to his visitors the different minerals he has collected from around the world over the years.
The city of Sidon is located on the coast, 48 kilometers south of the capital Beirut. As the capital of the South, it has become a principal commercial center in contemporary Lebanon. The souks of Sidon are located between the Castle of the Sea and the Castle of the Land (or the Castle of St Louis). They conserve their medieval cachet thanks to their arcades and their artisans. The souks attract not only lovers of old crafts but also smokers of the narghileh and drinkers of coffee.
The Mendeleev Table (Periodic Table) on the Multitouch Table Screen was programmed in Arabic, English and French!
Here is an interesting video of the opening event!
This man is so patient when he feeds the pigeons underneath the grand clock monument on Downtown Beirut near the army men usually guarding the venue.
The Hilton Beirut Metropolitan Palace Hotel is located in Sin El Fil, Beirut's business area. This elegant landmark on Beirut's skyline has become one of the most prestigious and successful hotels in Lebanon, offering a range of facilities including an outdoor swimming pool with a sun deck, a gym with personal trainers, and a tennis court.
Come explore the museum's fine collection! These masterpieces of Mother Nature cannot be replicated by any man.