Is this a "shopping post"? Are there interesting handicrafts, artwork, antiques, or other items that people typically buy there?

Prices here are generally moderately to much higher compared to in the U.S., so it is not very appealing as a shopping post. - May 2019

No, there's is nothing locally made that you will want to buy. - Jul 2016

Not as many as you might think. The artisan and craft industry has been overtaken by the tourism and banking sectors, so unique traditional items are hard to find. Some of the local wines and food products are amazing, and a Syrian furniture dealer occasionally visits the compound. If you see something you like, buy it because you many never have another chance. - Nov 2014

Syrian furniture is very nice and unique. It comes in all shapes and sizes from small jewelry boxes to large chests and benches, tables and chairs. - Apr 2014

Nothing is really made in Lebanon anymore. - Sep 2010

Don't bother buying anything here. It's a modern consumer culture, and few local handicrafts are still in production. Save your money and visit Damascus, instead. - Jul 2010

Rugs, furniture. - Jun 2009

Carpets. - Jun 2008

Plane tickets out to the neighboring countries of Jordan, Syria, and Egypt. - Mar 2008

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