Bhamdoun is a town in Lebanon 23
kilometers (14 mi) from Beirut on the main road that leads to Damascus,
lying at an altitude of 1,100 meters (3,600 ft) above the Lamartine
valley. Two separate villages compose the town, Bhamdoun-el-mhatta
(literally meaning "Bhamdoun the station") and Bhamdoun-el-day'aa
("Bhmadoun the village"). A railroad used to link Bhamdoun to Beirut
with the train station being a prominent feature of the town for many years.
The station and