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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Similar to Saboun Khan, Aaskar Khan, or Soldiers' Caravansaray, consists of two main buildings joined by a vaulted passage. It is situated at the Zahriyeh district and was probably
erected in the late 13th or early 14th century for Mameluke troops. At that time it was known as Khan el-Hareer (Caravansaray of Silk) or Khan el-Asra (Caravansaray of the Hostages). During the first half of the 18th century, it was restored for use by Ottoman troops. This explains the presence of the Ottoman Tughra (signature) on top of it's eastern gate. The two courtyards making the khan occupies 5200 m2 and are surrounded by two storeys of rooms behind arcaded corridors. It is at present used as a shoping center.
The Dabbaghah District (video).
The Ottoman Tughra on the eastern gate of the Khan.
Misryyin Khan (Caravansaray of the Egyptians) was probably built in the first half of the 14th century following the orders of the Memluk Sultan El-Nasser Mohammad Ben Kalawoon. The
traditional arcaded two-storey khan has an open courtyard with a fountain in the center. The khan is present at the Hadeed district and occupies a surface area of 272 m2. It is at present used
as a shoping area.
An alley neighbouring Roummanah Khan
Khan el-Tamathili was built during the Memluke Era sometime between 1316 and 1341 C.E. It was used at the beginning as a hotel to host the negotiator ad visitors of the city. At present,
the khan is in a very bad condition despite of its valuable architecture. The kan is of two storeys. The first storey is composed of 30 rooms with arches in the ceilings of every room;
the decorations of the four corners of this storey are in a very good condition. The second storey is made up of 44 rooms. Both storeys exhibit a total of 34 arches.
The entance gate of the khan is made of an arch with stones of alternate black and white colors (Ablaq style). The gate/door of the khan is huge and is covered with plates of iron fixed
by huge nails. The hall of the khan has a water pool at the center. A statue, placed at the center of the pool, was stolen during the war-time in the 1980s.
According to a municipality law (4/4/1979), this khan is porposed to be restored and used as a hotel and artisanat complex. However, there is a need to restore the area surrounding it
The entrance of the khan.