Dedicate a day to exploring the ruins of Palmyra, an ancient city located in the heart of the Syrian desert. Located on the crossroads of the Mesopotamian trade route, it was once known as the Bride of the Desert. From the moment you enter the city, you're drawn to the massive central Temple of Ba'al, which is widely considered to be one of the most important religious structures of the first century AD. But the real drawcard is simply the atmosphere, where you can imagine what it must have been like to welcome caravans from the surrounding desert, bearing exotic goods from the far corners of the known world...
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- Location: Palmyra, Syria