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From clearly Arabic origin, the name is composed of two Arabic names “Nahr”, meaning river, and “Dahab” meaning Gold; exact translation: River of Gold

1st explanation: Refers to the lucid, pure river, as in Lebanese dialect, good things are described to be “like gold - مثل الدهب”.

2nd explanation: the river is surrounded by tall sycamore trees; in autumn the leaves of the trees turn golden yellow and fall, thus making it the “Golden River”.

Caza: 
Ftouh Kesserwan
Governorate: 
Mount Lebanon
Distance from Beirut: 
40 Km
Touristic sites: 

Old houses (El-Byut) in Jabal Moussa: considered as representatives of the vernacular architecture, three old houses form a small village at the mountain summits, at one-hour walk from the nearest inhabited village. Records of the presence of the old houses go back to 1779; they were completely abandoned in the 1960’s.
Roman Stairs (inside Jabal Moussa)
Ancient Grape Press
Two entrances to Jabal Moussa Reserve in Mchati, a neighborhood of Nahr ed Dahab

Altitudes: 
800m to 950m
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