Lonely Planet Syria & Lebanon is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Discover wonderful old Damascene houses, admire the mesmerizing gold mosaics of Umayyad Mosque, or savour the silence of the Palmyra ruins; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Syria and Lebanon and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Syria & Lebanon Travel Guide:Colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests Insider tips save you time and money and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips – including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices Honest reviews for all budgets – including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience – including customs, history, art, literature, cinema, music, dance, architecture, politics, religion, cuisine, and beverages Over 64 local maps Coverage of Damascus, Bosra, Golan Heights, the Hauran, Orontes Valley, Aleppo, Palmyra, the Euphrates, Beirut, Tripoli, Mt Lebanon, the Chouf Mountains, Bekaa Valley, Qadisha Valley, Adonis Valley, and moreThe Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Syria & Lebanon, our most comprehensive guide to Syria and Lebanon, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less travelled.Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet’s Middle East guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer.Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Terry Carter, Lara Dunston, and Amelia Thomas.