Sidon, South Governorate, Lebanon

Tourist Industry

🇱🇧 Sidon, known locally as Sayda or Saida, is the third-largest city in Lebanon. It is located in the South Governorate, of which it is the capital, on the Mediterranean coast. Tyre to the south and Lebanese capital Beirut to the north are both about 40 km away.

The little level land around the city is used for cultivation of some wheat, vegetables, and fruits, especially citrus and bananas. The fishing in the city remains active with a newly opened fishery that sells fresh fish by bidding every morning. The ancient basin was transformed into a fishing port, while a small quay was constructed to receive small commercial vessels.


Tourist Industry • Sidon Sea Castle, a fortress built by the Crusaders in the early 13th century. It is located near the Port of Sidon. • Sidon Soap Museum. It traces the history of the soap making in the region and its different manufacturing steps. • Khan al-Franj ("Caravanserai of the French"), a complex built in the 16th century, though erroneously credited to Emir Fakhreddine in the 17th century. It gained its name for accommodating French merchants and goods in order to develop trade with Europe. This is a typical khan with a large rectangular courtyard and a central fountain surrounded by covered galleries. • Debbane Palace, a historical residence built in 1721, an example of Arab-Ottoman architecture. It is currently in the process of being transformed into the History Museum of Sidon. This villa was earlier occupied by the Hammoud family in the 18th century and also by members of the famous Ottoman aristocrats of the Abaza clan in the late 19th century and early 20th century. The vaults at the ground level being originally stables for the villa residents and then turned into shops as part of the old souks, and known until recent time by association to the Abazas. • The Castle of St. Louis (Qalaat Al Muizz). It was built by the Crusaders in the 13th century on top of the remains of a fortress built by the Fatimid caliph Al Muizz. It is located to the south of the Old Souks near Murex Hill. • Eshmun Temple, dedicated to the Phoenician God of healing. Built in the 7th century BC, it is located in the north of Sidon near the Awali river. • The British War Cemetery in Sidon. Opened in 1943 by units of His Majesty's (King George VI) British Forces occupying the Lebanon after the 1941 campaign against the Vichy French troops. It was originally used for the burial of men who died while serving with the occupation force, but subsequently the graves of a number of the casualties of the 1941 campaign were moved into the cemetery from other burial grounds or from isolated positions in the vicinity. The cemetery now contains 176 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War and nine war graves of other nationalities. It was designed by G. Vey. It is perhaps that only garden in modern Sidon that is elegantly kept and cared for. It is not a public garden but can be visited when the wardens have its gateways opened • Khan Sacy in Sidon: Khan Sacy has undergone a series of modifications and tells part of the city's past. In its heart, it hides a much older story. It is composed of rooms of a majestic height with three water wells, three hammams and an oven.

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Sidon has a population of over 266,000 people. Sidon also forms the centre of the wider South Governorate which has a population of over 590,078 people.

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Twin Towns, Sister Cities Sidon has links with:

🇷🇴 Constanța, Romania 🇷🇺 Sochi, Russia 🇧🇬 Sofia, Bulgaria
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Antipodal to Sidon is: -144.633,-33.55

Locations Near: Sidon 35.3667,33.55

🇱🇧 Nabatieh 35.453,33.39 d: 19.5  

🇱🇧 Tyre 35.196,33.271 d: 34.9  

🇱🇧 Aley 35.6,33.8 d: 35.2  

🇱🇧 Beirut 35.509,33.874 d: 38.4  

🇱🇧 Bourj Hammoud 35.533,33.883 d: 40.1  

🇱🇧 Jdeideh 35.567,33.883 d: 41.4  

🇱🇧 Broummana 35.617,33.867 d: 42.1  

🇱🇧 Joub Jannine 35.783,33.633 d: 39.7  

🇱🇧 Zouk Mikael 35.6,33.967 d: 51.1  

🇱🇧 Jounieh 35.635,33.986 d: 54.5  

Antipodal to: Sidon -144.633,-33.55

🇵🇫 Papeete -149.566,-17.537 d: 18167.8  

🇦🇸 Pago Pago -170.701,-14.279 d: 16625.9  

🇹🇴 Nuku'alofa -175.216,-21.136 d: 16710.8  

🇼🇸 Apia -171.76,-13.833 d: 16509  

🇺🇸 Hilo -155.089,19.725 d: 13988.2  

🇺🇸 Maui -156.446,20.72 d: 13851.9  

🇺🇸 Kahului -156.466,20.891 d: 13832.8  

🇺🇸 Maui County -156.617,20.868 d: 13832.1  

🇺🇸 Wailuku -156.505,20.894 d: 13831.7  

🇺🇸 Honolulu -157.85,21.3 d: 13757.2  

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