Rashaya, also known as Rashaya al-Wadi is a town in Lebanon, situated in the Rashaya District and south of the Beqaa Governorate. It is situated at around 1,350 metres above sea level on the western slopes of Mount Hermon, south east of Beirut near the Syrian border, and approximately halfway between Jezzine and Damascus
is still considered to be a traditional Lebanese town with its old cobbled streets and small shops. It retains a distinguished character of traditional stone houses with red tiled roofs.
Rashaya el Wadi is famous for its Indepence Citadel, traditional wooden stove manyfatories, and the sacred Mount Hermon.
Also its known for its small souk in the middle of the town that offers various shops selling local crafts and inexpensive goods.