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SYRIA


Location - Middle East; Capital - Damascus; Population - 20 million; Currency - Syria Pound

I took a shared taxi from Baalbek in Lebanon to Damascus, in 1999.

 

syrnoteA 5 Syrian Pound note

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

syr3A side road in central Damascus

 

 

syr2Damascus old city

 

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syr1Al-Hamadiyyeh souq in the old city of Damascus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

syr4Omayyad Mosque, Damascus old city

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

syr7Looking down from the 17th century Arab castle Qala'at ibn Maan, in Palmyra

 

 

syr8Sunset at Qala'at ibn Maan, Palmyra

 

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syr9The Roman ruins as seen from Qala'at ibn Maal, Palmyra

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

syr10Roman theatre, Palmyra

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

syr11The Great Colonnade, Palmyra

 

 

syr12The Orontes River at Hama

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

syr13The wooden water wheels, or norias, were used for irrigation in Hama

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

syr13aA noria in Hama

 

 

syr14Crac des Chaveliers, a Crusader Castle from the 12th century

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

syr15Inside the Crac des Chaveliers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

syr17Aleppo views from the huge Citadel

 

 

syr18The streets of Aleppo

 

 

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LINKS

www.syriatourism.org - Syria tourist board

www.visit-syria.com

www.cafe-syria.com

 

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