BEIRUT, Aug. 13 (Xinhua) -- The popular Cedars Forest in Bsharri in northern Lebanon witnessed the arrival of a record number of 4,000 visitors over Eid al-Adha, the National News Agency reported Tuesday.
"This is a record number that the forest's infrastructure cannot bear," the Committee of Cedar Forest Friends said. "The number of arrivals has surpassed 22,000 since the beginning of July."
The committee said that it will have to take measures to reduce the number of visitors.
Lebanon has witnessed this summer an increase in the number of tourists with Bsharri hotels registering occupancy rates of 90 to 100 percent.
The Cedars of God in Bsharri shows the extensive forests of the Lebanon Cedar that once thrived in ancient times.