Located at the extreme end of the Mount Lebanon range in the Akkar area, this now bustling town was, some 90 years ago, a silk-rich community of only a few thousand people. Two vestiges of these days still exist: the abandoned silk reeling factory and the mansion of the Daher family. This beautiful home has an ornate portal with relief carvings of stylized lions which were borrowed from a Mamluke monument in the region, probably Akkar al-Atiqa. Near the silk mill is an Italian style church and school dedicated to St. George. Several kilometers outside the town is a recently reconstructed old church that was built from Roman temple elements. Ask for directions to the Saint Shallita Church in the town.