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 Mameluke Period
I came next to the city of Atrabulus [Tripoli], one of the principal towns in Syria. The city is intersected by rivers, lined with orchards and trees, annexed by the sea with its plentiful facilities and the land with all its good things. It has amazing markets and fruitful plains. It lies two miles inland, and has only recently been built. The old town was right on the shore; the Christians held it for a time, and when it was recovered by King Al-Thaher it was pulled down and this new town built. In this city, there were about forty of the princes of the Turks.
The city’s Prince Taylan, the renowned plaintiff known as the King of Princes, had a house named as Dar Al-Saadah. One of his habits was to proceed in riding every Monday and Thursday along with the princes and soldiers and go to the suburbs of the city. On his way back, and when he approaches his house, the princes got off from their animals and walked until he entered his house, then they leave. Each day, drummers would salute each prince at his own house until after the Maghrib prayer and fire the flares. Some of its eminent personalities included the secretary Bahaa El Din Bin Ghanem, a virtuous accountant known for his generosity, his brother, Hossam Eldin, a known scholar in Jerusalem and we have mentioned him earlier, and their brother Aladdin, the secretary in Damascus. Among them also is the agent of treasury Qawamu-l-Din Bin Makeen, one of the great men, and judge Shams Al-Din Ibn Al-Naqib, a renowned personality in Syria.
There are some fine bath-houses in it, including the bath-houses of judge Al-Qarmi and Sindamur, who was a former governor of the city. Many stories are told of his severity to evildoers. Here is one of them. A woman complained to him that one of the mamluks of his personal staff had seized some milk that she was selling and had drunk it. She had no evidence, but Sindamur sent for the man. He was cut in two, and the milk came out of his entrails.
Ibn Battuta, (726 H/1326 CE)
"Tripoli is a lowland-mountainous and seaside-inner-land city. Water can be observed almost everywhere. It is very difficult to encounter a house without trees because of the high
availability of water. It has fruit products that never can be found in the neighbouring cities and regions, such as: Sugar cans, citrus fruits, dates, etc.. Many types of fishes can be found
in its markets. Many types of birds too, never seen in any other regions."
Sheikh AlRabouweh (d. 727 H/1327 CE), "Nukhbat alDahr fi Ajaeb alBarr wal Bahr"
"The town of Tripoli has extended so much and it is very crowded. It has two hospitals and many mosques, madrassas (theological schools), bazaars, and caravansarays. All its buildings are
made of concrete and whitened with gypsum from the outside and the inside. Tripoli is surrounded by many orchards and has many beautiful baths. It has a breath taking view when looked at from
a near-by hill."
Ibn FadlaAllah AlOumari (735 H/1335 CE), "Masalek alAbsar fi Mamalek alAmsar"