Balamand Monastery, known as the "Pearl of the East."
Balamand Monastery (1921)
The Balamand Monastery (historically called Belmont, Bellimontis ultra Mare or Bellus-Mons), is an Antiochian Orthodox monastery founded in 1157 in Balamand near Tripoli, Lebanon.
See also 
- Louis J. Lekai: The Cistercians: Ideals and Reality, Kent State University Press, 1977. ISBN 0-87338-201-3.
External links 
Balamand Monastery floor plan (1921)
Coordinates: 34°22′06″N 35°46′46″E / 34.3683°N 35.7794°E