Nestled in the Chouf mountain range is one of the oldest and most historically significant arboreal patches of land in the world, the Cedar forest.
The Chouf Cedar forest is home to the world's oldest Cedar tree, estimated to be around 4,000 years old. Furthermore, there is some historical evidence suggesting that the great Phoenician king Aheram gifted the great King Solomon Cedar wood to assist in building his temple.
The Chouf Cedar forest once blanketed the entire Chouf mountain range.
Today only two small patches of trees remain standing. The Chouf Cedar Reserve team tends to the Cedar forest and under their care the forest has witnessed a reemergence of various plant and animal species long thought to have been
extinct in the region.
Operation Season: Year Round
Contact: Main Office – Park House
Tel / fax: 961 5 350350/ 150 - 961 3 513845