Libya: Travel/Tourist Information Guide

Surrounded by Mediterranean Sea to the north, Egypt to the east, Sudan to the southeast, Chad and Niger to the south, and Algeria and Tunisia to the west, Libya is home to spectacular Mediterranean coastline, stunning desert landscapes and several UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Tripolitania, Fezzan and Cyrenaica are considered as the three traditional parts of the country. Tripoli, situated in in western part, is the largest city and capital of Libya.

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Leptis Magna, the old Roman City, is one of the major point of attraction in Libya. This old city is well popular among the visitors due to its archaeological significance. Cyrene is another popular attraction and a well preserved city in the country. It is home to several temples, tombs, theater and agora of archaeological significance. Jebel Acacus desert, one of the UNESCO world heritage sites, holds several basalt filled monoliths and UNESCO preserved unique rock formations and paintings which are really worth to see. The clear water lake, Gaber Oun is one of the rare sights in Libya situated between the towns of Ubari and Sebha. There is another significant lake nearby named the Germa, but not so big in size.

Libyan cuisine is a mixture of Italian, Bedouin and traditional Arab culinary influences. Pasta is the main food in the Western side of Libya, whereas in the eastern side people consider rice as the main food.

The climate of Libya is mostly dry and desert like in nature. Libya is well linked by air, water, road and rail.