Mleeta, the touristic landmark of Hezbollah

My first time at this place was in summer 2010, shortly after it was opened by Hezbollah. Situated in the mountains bordering Israel to the east, Mleeta serves as a public relation platform and showcase for the Shia organisation in Lebanon.
In contrary to my first visit five years ago, the place looks very much deserted now, but still attracts visitors, domestic and foreign. On the day the pictures were taken, a big tourist group from Sudan visited Mleeta. They also made a few changes to the exhibition, adding a few drones and Israeli spy devices that have been found in the south of Lebanon.
In my opinion, Mleeta is a must-see for every visitor to Lebanon.

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The abyss features several exhibits, such as an Israeli Merkava tank.

The abyss features several exhibits, such as an Israeli Merkava tank.

A visitor chatting with a guide of the complex.

A visitor chatting with a guide of the complex.

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The yellow wall in the background features a signature of secretary general of Hezbollah, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah.

The yellow wall in the background features a signature of secretary general of Hezbollah, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah.

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Of course there is a gift shop at the end of the tour.

Of course there is a gift shop at the end of the tour.

These shells serve as donation boxes.

These shells serve as donation boxes.

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