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Beiteddine Palace, begun in 1812, is the best example of Lebanon's feudal architecture and an important stop on every visitor's itinerary. The former seat of the Lebanese Emirs, the palace was built by Emir Bechir Chehab II and remained his residence until he was forced into exile in 1840. Ottoman authorities later used it as a government residence, and under the French Mandate it became an administrative building

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