Lebanon's mouthwatering cuisine, diverse history and natural landscapes make it an attractive and awe-inspiring destination. The capital Beirut is a thriving city with plenty of shopping outlets, restaurants and nightlife venues to keep you busy. Spend time at the National Museum of Beirut where you can see more than 100,000 antiquities found in Lebanon from the Bronze Age to the Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine periods through to the Arab conquest. Also in Beirut, the Pigeon Rocks in Raouche attract scores of visitors for their alluring formations. Grab a bite of fresh grilled meats and crunchy salads at one of the many restaurants along the corniche in Raouche. Take a two hour drive to Baalbek, an ancient Phoenician city north of Beirut that is home to ruins of Roman Temples built over a period of two hundred years. The site is considered one of the world's most important Roman sanctuaries. Another ancient Phoenician city of great significance is Byblos in Jubayl. The coastal city is where the Phoenician alphabet was diffused. Visit the ruins of the Crusader Castle which dates to the 12th century.