Al Khums (also Al Khoms) is located on the Mediterranean coast of Libya about 60 miles (97km) southeast of Tripoli. Founded by the Turks, it gained importance after 1870 by exporting esparto grass (used for cordage, shoes, and paper). Al-Khums has some nice public gardens, variousTurkish buildings and sandy beaches. Al-Khums is also a tourist base for the ancient city of Leptis with its extensive Roman remains (2 miles,3 km east).
Al-Khums is also a tourist base for the ancient city of Leptis Magna with its extensive Roman remains just 2 miles (3 km) to the east. Here you will find the most impressive Roman ruins in the North of Africa and see over thirty major monuments including the largest bath house built outside Rome. This ancient site is so well preserved because it was buried under sand until the early 20th century.
Visitors to Libyan ports should be aware that the local laws are very strict on certain issues - Israeli nationals, Israeli newspapers and magazines and Israeli stamps in your passport are not welcome. Alcohol is banned onshore and cannot be served onboard while in port. The dress code is conservative and females should avoid showing bare legs and shoulders.
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