Jiyeh Tourism, Lebanon

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Jieh (or Jiyé, Jiyeh, الجية) is a seaside town in Lebanon with an estimated population of 5000, 23 km south of Beirut, in the Chouf district via a 20-minute drive along the Beirut to Sidon highway south of the capital. In Phoenician times it was known as Porphyreon and was a thriving natural seaport, which still functions today. The town is also known for its seven kilometre sandy beach, a rarity along Lebanon's mainly rocky coastline. The Hebrew prophet Jonah was said to have landed on its shores when he was spat out of the giant fish described in the Old Testament, and a temple was built which stands until today. Many invaders passed through Porphyreon such as Tohomtmos the Egyptian who landed his soldiers on its natural seaport in order to fight the North. Alexander the Great relaxed on its shore preparing for the attack on Tyre. St Peter and St Paul also walked through Jieh several times. In modern times Jieh took some of the harshest blows of the Lebanese Civil War that raged from 1975-1990. Being a coastal town made it vulnerable to the countless numbers of Palestine Liberation Organization raids on the area, as well as Israeli army invasions during the 1980s, but the worst being on January 20, 1976. Jieh is being rebuilt, albeit at a slower pace than the nearby capital city of Beirut.

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Facts and Stats for Jiyeh*

  • Pollution Statistics in Jiyeh

    Know the pollution level of Jiyeh before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 82.79 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 77.86 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 64.13 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 72.86 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 72.86 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 83.21 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 72.97 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 84.64 (Very High)
  • Jiyeh: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Jiyeh for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Jiyeh.

    • Burglary and Theft 34.82 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 46.18 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 42.47 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 81.71 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 47.89 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 53.24 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 44.71 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 43.67 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 71.76 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 48.82 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 53.92 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 36.75 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 43.07 (Moderate)
  • Living in Jiyeh - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Jiyeh is 106.07 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 51.53 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 93.94 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 91.85 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 34.69 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 62.77 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 67.97 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 15.2 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 54.64 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Jiyeh

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Jiyeh

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.31 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 48.44 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 113.83 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 83.9 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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