Syria Quick Travel Guide
With a travel rating of 38%, Syria has something of an image problem with its authoritarian regime and ties to the some of the more controversial countries in the Middle East, such as Iran. The fact is that Syria is simply in the midst of a fundamental change, where its people are seeking a voice that they have never previously had. Although caution should be advised during these tumultuous times, Damascus is steeped in history and a worthwhile destination to visit. Syria also offers an array of world class destinations for intrepid PlanetHoppers! At the top of this list is the magnificent ruins of Palmyra and the UNESCO-listed ancient cities of Bosra and Aleppo. Beyond these are various Crusader castles, such as Crac des Chevaliers and the infamous Saladin's Castle. Seek your comfort level and determine when you feel is the best time to visit; but don't miss a tour of this historic land if possible.
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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 mome....
Climb one of the twelve massive towers that have guarded the perimeter of the Citadel of Damascus for nearly a thousand years. As the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world, Damascus offers a treasure trove of options f....
|Coordinates:||35 00 N, 38 00 E|
|Main Languages:||Arabic, French, English|
|Government:||Republic under an Authoritarian Regime|
|Currency:||Syrian Pounds (SYP)|
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- Location: Syria