Syriac origin, "Aamiq", meaning "deep"

Located in the heart of the Beqaa region, Ammiq is a serene village where the view of the Beqaa plain magnificently extends to the foot of the chain of Anti-Lebanon. This unique landscape is dominated by fertile lands that enclose the last great swamps of Lebanon, much more extensive formerly, and which have been listed as a biosphere reserve by UNESCO for the exceptional fauna and flora they shelter. These swamps are on one of the most important bird migration routes in the world where more than 250 bird species have been recorded. A total immersion in a landscape prized for its nature which abounds with rich and diverse life.

Must-do things
Architectural Heritage
  • Mar Jeryes church built in 1865
  • The ruins of the old village of Ammiq
Natural Heritage
  • The Beqaa plain and the mountain range of Anti-Lebanon
  • Ammiq Nature Reserve, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, home to Lebanon’s last great swamps and an exceptional flora and fauna
  • Barouk Cedars Nature Reserve bordering the biosphere reserve to the north
  • The pine forest on the north side of the village
  • The vineyards around the village
  • A hike from the Barouk Cedars Nature Reserve down to Ammiq
  • A walk in the marshes to discover the swamps and observe the migratory birds
Where To Eat
  • Tawlet Ammiq: a tasty local Lebanese cuisine served as a buffet in the most pleasant setting, on a terrace overlooking the plain of the Beqaa.
Nearby sites and villages
  • The great historic city of Zahleh, capital of the Bekaa, full of architectural attractions and where the animation is in full swing during all seasons
  • The countless vineyards around the village including the cellars and the Château of the famous wine estate of Kefraya
  • The Taanayel agricultural estate, founded by the Jesuits in the 19th century, comprising a lake and farms
  • The lake Qaraoun
A little further
  • The ruins of the Roman temple Majdel Anjar dating back to the 1st century and the Ayyubid minaret in the center of the town dating back to the 12th century
  • The labelled village of Anjar with its ancient Umayyad city listed by UNESCO as World Heritage Site