The Village of Menjez is located in the far North, Akkar region, of Lebanon, close to the border with Syria. It is home to several interesting historical and religious sites, including Beit Jaalouk (or "Maqam ar-Rabb," an ancient temple dating from the first century AD), crusader castle ruins ("Qalaat Felis"), and the Maronite Monastery of our Lady of the Fort ("Deir Saydet El Qalaa"). In the valley below the village and Beit Jaalouk are the remains of an ancient Roman canal, with supporting walls 5 meters high. It is interesting to hike along this waterway, both to the east and west of the temple.
Driving Distance: From Beirut 2h