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 comprehensive 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
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.
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
Various present aspects of Tripoli, Lebanon
- Tripoli Radio
An Internet Radio that features original on-demand programs about various aspects of Tripoli, Lebanon.
- Tripoli TV
An Internet TV that brings you original on-demand films about various aspects of Tripoli, Lebanon.
A quick reference about Tripoli in the Prehistorical, Persian, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Arab, Crusade, 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 about Tripoli, Lebanon.
- Tourist Guide
A comprehensive tourist guide for sightseeing in 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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|A Futuristic Project Built in 1960
Of a completely different, and almost futuristic character, the extraordinary buildings of Tripoli International Fair (Rashid Karameh International Exhibition Center) were designed by the world famous Brazilian architect Oscar Niemayer in 1960. It is the fifth among the largest exhibition centers in the world in terms of dimensions and variety of constructions. Since its reactivation in 1995, the TIF hosted many international fairs as well as international cultural activities. This in turn made the city an important business pole. It is located in the southwest of Tripoli on an area of 1,000,000 meters square. The complex contains a large theater and many show rooms suitable for hosting large international level exhibitions and fairs. These can be briefly cited as follows:
The exhibition center auditorium and its area is 45,000 m2 and it is suitable for organizing international exhibitions.
An uncovered theater floating on an artificial lake with a capacity of 1180 persons. The entrance of the theater is a bridge passing over the lake and on
top of which exists an arch of extreme height made of metallic concrete.
A hotel of 120 rooms with a restaurant, cafeteria, swimming pool, tennis playground, and a night club.
A business center, supplied with most of the technologies, translation service, secretary, conference and seminar rooms.
A small garden including all fruitful and unfruitfuul trees, planned to be an educational center for environment and agriculture students.
Wide gardens including lightened corridors.
A fire emergency center.
A restaurant and terrace (544 m2) constructed above a 33-meters high water tower-reservoir. The restaurant overlooks a panoramic view including the exhibition center, Tripoli city, and the nearby mountains.
The Chamber of Lebanese Construction with lightened arches (1925 m2).
A space museum and a telescope.
The grand lecture room with a capacity of 1200 persons.
The cavaliers' school.
Administrative offices and those for employees.
A room for ceremonies and grand balls.
A landing area for chopers (helicopters).
The Rashid Karameh International Exhibition Center can be reached from Beirut via the coastal line highway ending at the western entrance of Tripoli city. Another road leads to the center through the southern entrance of the city, that is next to the Saraya area.
The Floating Theatre and Surronding Gardens.
The Space Museum.
The Arch and the Water Tower (behind).
Aerial view of The Rashid Karameh International Exhibition Center.
Night View of the Floating Theatre.
Aerial View of the Exhibition Centre.
The Tripoli Festival 2002
The Tripoli Festival 2002