Etymology:Aramaic origin, "Zotra", meaning "young" or Syriac origin "Zawtra", meaning "offerings"
Perched on the top of a southern hill, the village of Zawtar el-Gharbiyeh offers a bird’s eye view of the green valley that runs through the Litani river. A winding and steep road descends along the hill to a picnic area on the banks of the Litani in a natural bucolic setting. The village center is home to an old hussainiya and a great square for gatherings and local festivals. Agricultural land and basins border the houses and adorn the rural landscape.
- The old stone hussainiya on the village square
- The stone peasant houses
- The green preserved mountain and the valley of Nahr el-Litani
- The plots of agricultural land inside the village
- The annual village festival and the traditional dances that accompany it
- The olive and tobacco production
- A walk along the banks of the river and in the forest around it
- The public garden and the picnic area on the banks of Nahr el-Litani