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Lebanon is a country with countless hidden gems beyond the Roman ruins of Baalbeck and the mineral formations of the Jeita Grotto but the only way to discover tucked-away sites is through local residents who have long safeguarded the country's best-kept secrets.Produced by a team of environmentalists and explorers at the American University of Beirut's Nature Conservation Center, the newly launched app Daskara (an ancient Arabic word for "authentic village") offers users a curated list of sights to see across Lebanon. The app is a mix between Zomato, Lonely Planet and Google Maps, allowing users to plug in a village and peruse its accommodation and dining options and unique sites. Experts, municipality members, ministries and locals alike have all aided the Daskara team, inputting a number of sites into the app.Anyone with the app is able to make contributions as they discover the country's hidden spots.
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