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 Contemporary Period
"Allaaaahu Akbar! At an hour before dawn, the call to prayer begins to reverberate through the streets. First one and then another mosque takes up its chant. Quickly others follow, and in a
few moments it is as if they were singing a sort of round in which the different parts complement and echo against each other. After about five minutes, the electrically amplified voices fall
silent, and the city is as hushed as before.
Slowly life stirs. The buildings some under fluorescent tubes curving over the main streets, some heavily shadowed, are mostly dark, but here and there a window is bright... Beyond the silent
workshops of Zahriyyah, the day is already further advanced in Bab al-Tibbani. Beneath glaring lights, trucks from north, east, and south are being unloaded. Crates of cabbages, grapes, and
other produce are checked off and opened...
At dawn, the call to prayer is no longer the predominant voice of the city, and if more people heed it, more people are also busy in other activities... Soon schoolchildren in twos and threes
are making their way in every direction... Pedestrians crowd the sidewalks of the Tal and overflow into the streets... 'Al'ibbi-'ibbi-'ibbi-'ibbi-hawn!' shouts a service (taxi) driver,
anxious for his fifth fare to complete his payload for the Qubbah. Cars for the Qubbah wait in one place. Cars for the Mina wait in another... Cling-cling: a passing coffee seller announces
himself... At the park gate a man carefully selects a ka'ak from a pushcart. It is shaped lige a large, ecentric doughnut. Holding it by the narrow part, he tears a hole in the widest part,
sprinkles dried thyme into its hollow interior and begins to munch...
The day reaches its crescendo shortly after the middle of the afternoon. All businesses are open and traffic is heavy... and the streets are thronged with thousands of school children -
homeward bound on foot, in buses and cars... By early evening, most of the stores and workshops are closed or closing, and lights begin to shine from the windows of private homes... Lare
revelers are rarely heard after about 11 O'clock, for by now most of the city is asleep. But already trucks are moving toward Tripoli with foodstuffs which will feed it next day."
John Gulick, author of 'Tripoli: A Modern Arab City' (1967 CE)