The village of Niha Chouf is located at a distance of 70 km from Beirut, and it can be reached via Damour – Mokhtara, Sidon – Jezzine, or via Kefraya, Bekaa – Maaser Al Chouf – Adran. What is special about this village is that it is the meeting point of three Lebanese governorates : Mount Lebanon, South Lebanon and Bekaa. Among its monuments is its castle located at the top of its mountain, known as the Beshef of Tyron.
The castle is in fact a natural rock that contributed to carving it in the folds of geological contortions. It includes some outlets similar to the entrances to caves and caves that are used to enter its interior. It was dug by nature and human tools. Inside it became a masterpiece represented in rooms carved in the rock, terraces and seven wells, each with a depth of ten meters.
The holy place of the shrine of the Prophet Ayoub. There is no specific date for the existence of this shrine in the village of Niha, but according to the story circulating in Niha, the Prophet Ayoub emigrated from Houran when he fell ill and landed with his wife on a high mound in Niha Al-Shouf, where God healed him there and then left after So, his shrine still exists until now.
The construction of the shrine of the Prophet Ayoub, as we see now, dates back to the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and it could have been built in several stages on an ancient sacred site.
High in the Lebanese mountains and on top of one of the hills in the town of Niha, a rocky fortress stands a rocky fortress called Niha Castle or Shqif Tyron.
Niha is located 33 km from Beirut, and today it is located within the #Shouf Cedar Biosphere Reserve. As for the name Niha, it is of Syriac origin, meaning calm and comfort, and this is really the natural beauty and calmness of the town of Niha, which makes it an attractive point for those looking for rest and relaxation.
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The shrine of the Prophet Job on the top of Mount Niha
The courtyard of the shrine of the Prophet Job