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Famous Places in Syria
Reasons to Visit Damascus, the Capital of Syria
Syria - a Popular Destination for the 21st Century
Syria Re-visited

Famous Places in Syria   by Arthur A. Benner

The nation of Syria is found in Southwest Asia. Going to the land will surely leave the tourist with a memorable experience. The tourism industry from the state may be continuously developing and acquiring details about this region prior to actually going there would deliver convenience for the visitor.
It is better to go to the region throughout the months of March to May perhaps, that is the spring season. Holidaymakers can likewise go to Syria through the autumn season that lasts for three months from September to November. It is suggested to prevent going to the region throughout summer or winter as the climate may perhaps bring inconveniences to the holidaymakers. Summers in Syria are hot, dry and extremely humid.

You'll find so several stunning and historic places to be visited in Syria. Its capital town, Damascus is one of the oldest internationally and because of that, Syria has an extremely historic past that just one should learn about to fully appreciate the pay a visit to. The towns and villages that shouldn't be missed are Latakia, Aleppo, Homs, and Daraa-As-Suwayda.

The tourist spots in a rural area would be the Ummayyad Mosque, the Tikiyeh Mosque, Al Azem Palace, the Tomb of St. John the Baptist, the Mosque of Omar in Bosra, plus the Citadel of Aleppo. Exploring the Mediterranean is one of the exceptional activities a tourist might have whilst in the land. Canoeing and scuba diving are some examples of the water sport pursuits one can take pleasure in. 

The Citadel, Aleppo, Unesco World Heritage Site, Syria, Middle East
Aleppo, Unesco World Heritage Site, Syria
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Tourists can likewise try other pursuits like cycling, trekking, camel riding, and equestrian. Purchasing is also popular in Syria. The markets are known as "souks" and these are the perfect spots for shopaholics as they provide an assortment of goods. In Syria, handicrafts are extensively sold.

The castles located in Syria are very popular vacationer attractions. Every single castle is high in distinctive historical info that may interest the tourists. The Bourzey Castle is probably one of the primary castles in the country and was built under the Byzantine rule. The Chastel Castle was utilized to look after Tripoli. Other castles incorporate Halabiye Castle, Hosn Suleiman, and Krak dea Chevaliars among others. The country also hosts festivals like the Bosra Festival and the Silk Road Festival.


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Syria a Popular Destination for the 21st Century   by Jane Ryan


Syria not only rates as one of the most popular destinations in the Middle East, it also offers great value for travelers. In this land of a thousand and one nights, you'll experience the fairy tales of Scheherazade in person while visiting castles, shopping at exotic bazaars and marveling in the most incredible historic scenery.
Pedestals of Tetrapylon and Moon at Sunset, Palmyra, Syria
Pedestals of Tetrapylon, Palmyra
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When you visit Syria, you'll be amazed by the wonders of its ancient city of Damascus, filled with souks selling colorful carpets. This city boasts a rich past going as far back as 2,500 years BC. You'll be blown away by displays of some of the most amazing architecture in the world. Its surrounding Roman wall has been rebuilt and houses the ruins of the Temple of Jupiter built in the third century; there, you'll also see the Umayyad Mosque, built in 705 AD. Its landscaped surroundings hold the mausoleum for Saladin, a legend in Middle Eastern history.

Continue on your tour to Aleppo, the second biggest city in the country. Its environment is reminiscent of a charming European town, with inns, museums and cafes. You won't want to miss the Basilica of St. Simeon, the largest Christian edification in the Middle East during the fourth century. Its souqs date to the late 1200s and reflect the influence of the Ottoman Empire. It's here where you'll want to bargain for souvenirs, jewelry and rugs. If you've always dreamed of living in a castle, head out to the citadel where you can live out your fantasy as you explore the grounds, and enjoy the magnificent views afforded from the top.

Should you wish to extend your journey, there are many interesting sections of Syria you don't want to miss. Or you may add a trip to the neighboring Israel where you can experience the beauty and majesty of historic, religious and cultural landmarks. Consider one of the holyland tours to ensure you cover all the important spots this country offers.

However, if you decide to stay in Syria for the remainder of the excursion, inquire about the different trips out to Bosra. Its array of mosques built around an oasis, are something to marvel on. And of course, you'll want to include the amazing Crac de Chevaliers, the castle portrayed in the Hollywood classic, Lawrence of Arabia.

Don't wait. Syria is not just a destination; it's a trip back in history.



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