According to Countries and Their Cultures, Lebanon has long been famous for its cedar trees; however, centuries of deforestation has left few cedars, which are now protected.
Saint George lived in Lebanon prior to becoming the patron saint of England. Legend holds that Saint George fought the famous sea dragon in Beirut, the capital of Lebanon, at the mouth of a river. The story of Adonis, the Greek hero, took place at Byblos in Lebanon. Lebanon has a mountain range that almost extends the length of the country (Mount Lebanon), and an inland plain and a coastal strip. "Arak" is a unique alcoholic drink in Lebanon flavored with anise, and the wine has been produced in Lebanon for centuries.Learn more about Cultures & Traditions