Go for an early morning walk along the Corniche - Beirut's seaside promenade - and watch as the Mediterranean Sea laps against the rocks while the summits of Mount Lebanon dominate the horizon to the east. Enjoy a strong black coffee here before hitting Hamra to experience Beirut's bustling commercial side or the old Central District to admire the elegantly restored Ottoman and French-colonial buildings - a demonstration of Beirut's determination to become the 'Paris of the East' once again. Footprintfocus Beirut features practical advice on getting to and around this up-and-coming city, along with fascinating insights into Beirut's culture and history.
Essentials section with practical advice on getting there and around.
Highlights maps of the region so you know what not to miss.
Comprehensive, up-to-date listings of where to eat, drink and sleep.
Detailed street maps for Beirut and key destinations.
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