Sawfar, Aley, Lebanon: you may have driven through it on your way to the Bekaa. And you probably felt like you stumbled across the Mediterranean into a European town. It's magical and it's Gothic meets Arabesque.

We're fairly certain that an Arab version of Harry Potter would be shot here.

1. Harry Potter FTW

2. The Sawfar Grand Hotel

3. Palaces

4. More palaces

5. And doors

6. Platform no. 9 and 3/4

7. A magical season

8. White on white

9. Frozen icicles

10. More white trees

11. Harry Potter could have easily walked down this path

12. Lebanese Hogwarts

13. Be sure to visit it in the fall for a real Harry Potter feel