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LB104: 4 Hours Walking Trip to the Raouche Rock and the Mohammad Al-Amin Mosque
Itinerary Details
Introduction
The Raouche Rock is located at the west of Beirut, which is one of the country's most remarkable spots and the best place to enjoy the sunset.

The Mohammad Al-Amin Mosque, also called the Blue Mosque, was built by the former Lebanese President Rafik Bahaa Edine Hariri. He was also buried beside the mosque.

This itinerary is designed to visit two of the most famous scenic spots in Beirut as a 4 hours or half day walking trip. You will also walk along the blocks on the way to feel the life of Lebanon.

Walking Route
The distance from the Raouche Rock to the Mohammad Al-Amin Mosque is 4.3 kilometers (2.67 miles), which takes around 1 hour on foot. They are located in the west of the Beirut city. You can also book a hotel there, like the Movenpick Hotel Beirut (700 meters from the Raouche Rocks), the Duroy Hotel (1,300 meters from the Rocks) or the Bella Riva Hotel (1.7 kilometers away).

If you stay at the Movenpick Hotel Beirut, in the morning or early afternoon, first you can walk to the northwestward for around 160 meters. Then turn left and walk along the road for around 550 meters. You will arrive at the bank of the Raouche Rock and see the rocks from the platform. If you haven't eaten lunch, it is a good idea to choose a restaurant here to enjoy your lunch while viewing the wonderful natural scenery.

After seeing the Raouche Rocks, you will head to the Mohammad Al-Amin Mosque. First, you will walk southwestward for around 730 meters to the General De Gaulle, then go forward eastward along the General De Gaulle for around 200 meters and arrive at a T road, just turn left and walk along the Berlin for around 420 meters. You will arrive at an oblique intersection. Cross the road George Zouein and walk eastward along the Sakiet El Janzeer → Abdallah El Mashnouk for 430 meters, you will see the “Bybols Bank”. From this place, turn left and enter the Verdun, walk northeastward along the Verdun → Marry Edde → Rachid Nakhle for 1430 meters. You will come to a T road again and see the "Evangelical School". Walk along the road Boutros Boustani in the north of school for 140 meters and turn left to the Maurice Barres. Walk northeastward for 950 meters. You will pass the roads Evangelical Church → Cheikh Toufik Khaled → El Amir Bachir. When you reach the crossroad of El Amir Bachir and Bechara El Khoury, turn left and then the Mohammad Al-Amin Mosque is in your left hand.

After the trip, it is good to hang around the downtown area and seek for some local snacks or have a drink.

Tips for you: 
 The Mohammad Al-Amin Mosque is open to Muslims and non-Muslims. There are free robes at the entry. If you are not a Muslim, you can borrow one and wear before entering the mosque.

 If you stay near the Beirut city center, you can exchange the order of these two sightseeing spots and take this trip in the afternoon. Then, after you visit the Raouche Rocks, you may have a drink or coffee nearby and enjoy the sunset over the sea.

 There are sightseeing boats available at the seaside of the Raouche Rocks. You may buy a ticket and take a boat to go through the Raouche Rocks to have a closer view.
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    Raouche Rock
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    Mohammad Al-Amin Mosque
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