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Ehden is a mountainous town situated in the heart of the northern mountains of Lebanon and on the southwestern slopes of Mount Makmal in the Mount Lebanon Range. Its residents are the people of Zgharta, as it is within the Zgharta District.
It is located 1,500 metres (4,900 ft) above sea level, and is 30.8 kilometres (19.1 mi) from Zgharta, 39 kilometres (24 mi) from Tripoli and 110 kilometres (68 mi) from Beirut (the, Lebanon.
Ehden is a beautiful city renowned for its healthy environment, moderate dry climate and natural fresh water. It is one of the main summer locations of Lebanon, famous for its setting on the Mar Sarkis (Saint Sarkis) Mountain overlooking coastal towns and villages as far as Akkar to Shikka.
Ehden is a famous summer resort and touristic center, often called "the Bride of Summer Resorts in the North of Lebanon". Gastronomy is one of the most prominent tourist attractions in Ehden, especially in summer. Kebbeh Meshwyeh (krass) and the Kebbeh Nayeh, both traditional cuisines, and particularly notable in this town. A large number of local and overseas tourists visit Ehden annually.
The town is also home to the Ehden Forest, with a variety of trees, plants, flowers, and rare animals. The forest was declared a protected nature reserve by the Lebanese government in 1992.
Ehden’s forest is on the northeast side of Ehden and is an area of 3000 hectares, with a 1300- to 2000-metre elevation from sea level. The approximate elevation is 1893 metres at Al-Jafieh, 1550 metres at Ayn Naasah and 1440 metres at Ayn al-Baq valley. The forest embraces a vital natural forestry reserve with a variety of 40 different types of native plants such as cedars, fir, pine, elm and many others. In addition, 400 different distinctive plants have been identified, of which 66 grow only in Lebanon, and 11 are endemic to Ehden.
What to do In Ehden:
1. Enjoy nature
2. Know its heroes
3. Tour the churches
4. Get an eyeful
5. Learn the history
6. Take in the local culture
- Green Architecture & Sustainable Urban Design
- Saving Energy
- Environmental Health
- Fresh Local Food
- Clean Water
- More Bicycles, Pedestrians & Electric Vehicules
- More Greenery & Nature
- RRR (Reuse/Reduce/Recycle) Culture & Green Education
- Find Beauty & Capture it