The first time I heard about a deer reserve in Lebanon was through Plus961 and today I learned about Haidara, also known as Lebanon’s Little Petra.

The Haidara monument is located in the village of Qab Elias, overlooking the Bekaa valley. It consists of a 10 meter long monument, possibly a Roman tomb, carved into a steep limestone cliff. It’s 13 meters wide and was called “Temple of the Sun” due to its polished façade that reflects the first rays of the sun.

According to another source, “there was once a mirror on the face of the building that used to reflect sunlight down into the village, related to sun-worshiping Roman practices”.