Kadisha Valley

Kadisha Valley

Kadisha Valley, also Qadisha Valley, Kadisha Gorge, Wadi Kadisha is a gorge that lies within the Becharre and Zgharta Districts of the North Governorate of Lebanon. The Valley contains many natural caves have been used as shelters and for burials back as far as the Palaeolithic period. It has sheltered Christian monastic communities for many centuries. Kadisha Valley was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1998.

Site Information

Country: Lebanon

District: North Governorate

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

Site History: Paleolithic Age

Oldest Culture: Paleolithic

Later Cultures: Roman + Byzantine

Site Features: Mixed Monuments


World Heritage Site

Part of: Ouadi Qadisha (the Holy Valley) and the Forest of the Cedars of God

Date of Inscription: 1998

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