The harbour - ElMina - three kilometers away, hosted what was apparently at one time a Phoenician town of which nothing now remains. ElMina is also known as the "City of Waves and Horizons".
A repository of Tripolitan families and expatriates.
Tripoli has long been known for its sweets industry, olive oil-based soap production, and copper crafts.
- Index Tripolis
Index Tripolis is a project to provide bibliographic information about Tripoli, Lebanon.
A wander around inside Tripoli, Lebanon: A diary of humouristic series of walkabouts "kazdouras".
Useful links and telephone numbers in Tripoli, Lebanon.
Terrain, street, satellite, touristic, urban growth, sailing, and historical maps and aerial imagery of Tripoli, Lebanon.
Daily and weekly news from Tripoli, Lebanon.
- North Lebanon
A guide for towns and villages neighbouring Tripoli, Lebanon.
- Palm Islands
The Palm islands park is a unique and integrated natural marine basin in the eastern Mediterranean that was declared as a reserve in 1994.
- Panoramic Views
Interactive panoramic views of Tripoli, Lebanon.
- Tripoli e-Discussion Society
The 'Tripoli e-Discussion Society' is an independently self-controlled body that aims at gathering Tripolitans residing all over the world to discuss issues pertaining to Tripoli, Lebanon.
- Today's Tripoli
Present aspects of Tripoli, Lebanon
- Tripoli Radio
Tripoli Internet Radio features original on-demand programs about different aspects of Tripoli, Lebanon.
- Tripoli TV
Tripoli Internet TV brings you the latest video clips related to Tripoli and features original on-demand films about different aspects of Tripoli, Lebanon.
A quick reference about Tripoli in the Prehistorical, Persian, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Arab, Crusades, Mameluke, and Ottoman periods.
The wealth of historical monuments make Tripoli the second largest preserved Mameluke city in the world.
- The Tripoli Quiz
An educational game to test your knowledge on the present and history of Tripoli, Lebanon.
- Tourist Guide
A comprehensive tourist guide for sightseeing in the historical districts of Tripoli, Lebanon.
- Virtual Museum
A documented history of Tripoli from the 3rd to the 20th centuries with large collections of coins, garments, manuscripts, paintings, old photographs, and many other artifacts.
Bienvenue à Tripoli, Liban
أهلاً بكم في طرابلس لبنان
- Ramadhan / رمضان
The Holy Month of Ramadhan in Tripoli / شهر رمضان المبارك في طرابلس
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|Quotes from the Arab Period
"The skies envied the earth for having Tripoli, and no country would ever catch with Tripoli."
AlMoutanabbi (325-328 H/936-939 CE)
Addressing his poems to the Governor Obeydullah ben Khorasan AlTarabulsi
"...We arrived to Tripoli on a Saturday, the 5th of Sha'aban (6th February) 838 H/1047 CE. The city is surrounded by fields and orchards of sugar cane, bitter orange trees, citron, bananas, orange, and dates. Sugar from sugar cane was collected at that time... The town of Tripoli is so situated that three sides thereof are on the sea, and when the waves beat, sea-water is thrown up on to the very city walls. The fourth side, which is towards the
land, is protected by a mighty ditch, lying eastward of the wall, across which opens an iron gate, solidly built. The walls are all of hewn stone and the battlements and embrasures are after
the like work. Along the battlements are placed balistae ('arradah), for their fear is of the Greeks. The city measures 1000 cubits long, by the like across. Its hostelries are four and five
stories high, and there even some that are of six. The private houses and bazaars are well built, and so clean that one might take each to be a palace for its splendor. Every kind of meat,
and fruit, and eatable that I saw in all the land of Persia is to be had here, and a hundred degrees better in quality. In the midst of the town is the great Friday Mosque, well kept, and
finely adorned, and solidly constructed. in the mosque court is a large dome, built over a marble tank, in the middle of which is set a brazen fountain. In the bazaar, too, they have made a
watering-place, where, at five spouts, is abundant water for the people to take from; and the overflow, going along the ground, runs into the sea..."
Nasir-i-Khusrau (438 H/1047 CE), "Sefernameh"