Lebanon is officially called as Lebanese Republic and is located in East Mediterranean region. It touches Syria from North and East and Israel from south. Beirut, the capital city of Lebanon was declared No.1 travel destination by New York Times in 2009 for its nightlife and hospitality. Baalbek Temple of Jupiter situated in Lebanon attracts many tourists every year. Once known as the Switzerland of the East, Lebanon reached its highest number of tourists recently in 2009.