Syria is synonymous with entertainment. On the coast there are plenty of places for fun, beaches with mountains that overlook the sea and where one can breathe fresh air. All rooms are equipped with proper infrastructure for a good summer holiday. In rivers you can enjoy the original wooden wheels, especially in the province of Hama.
In cities it is recommended to visit the souks to buy because it can walk, talk, taste the food or sit and enjoy a refreshing cup of tea. You can also visit the many museums that are throughout the country or attending festivals and cultural events. These include the Flower Festival in Latakia, the International Festival of Damascus Flower Show in May. The Cotton Festival in Aleppo in July, the wine in Sweida in July and the Festival of Theater and Film Festival in November in Damascus.
The bathrooms are a pleasure Syrians. May be lost, without knowing a few hours in a Hammam. Found in all populations at least one. After purification of the body is often taken a cup of tea to avoid the drop in pressure. Aleppo is famous in the Hammam al-Nasri Yalbougha, while in Damascus highlights Nur ed-Din. Women can not access all the Hammam, and some have limited hours. In Palmyra sulfurous spring water EFCA been used since Roman times for bathing, which is complete with bars and massage.
The traveler should not exclude the possibility of a journey through the desert in a country like Syria. The adventure can be done in 4 x 4 vehicles or in caravans of camels.
On the other hand, Syria does not have a night range. Most movie theaters become highly censored, but in cultural centers may be things of quality. Besides the music and belly dancing to organize the large hotels, you'll find nightclubs and cabarets.
most interesting cities and Places in Syria
Capital of Syria It is an active modern city with new high-class hotels, office buildings, apartments, university buildings, contemporary and spacious and pleasant avenues. There is also a rapidly growing industrial area.
Damascus is a beautiful city where travelers can breathe a certain atmosphere of mystery, a history and a deep-rooted art. Its walled enclosure gives a medieval aspect and encompasses people of different religions, living devoted to their craft work.
Narrow streets, magnificent palaces and mosques are among the buildings that you visit. The wall surrounding Damascus has seven gates: BabTuma, Bab al-Jabieh, Bab Sharqi, Bab Kessi, Bab al-Jeniq, Bab Shaghir and Bab al-Faradiss. Some prominent buildings are the Zoco andalusia-Hamadaiyyeh, the temple dedicated to Jupiter of the second century or the Great Mosque of the Umayyads. Near it is the Azem Palace, surrounded by gardens, which houses the Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions.
The citadel, whose walls formed a city within a city, it will become a museum. Another highlight is the monument Bimaristan Nur Din er, besides the National Museum and the former residence of Soliman the Magnificent.
Also worth a visit are the Church of San Pablo de Hahanya and the Historical Museum of Damascus.
Around the capital worth visiting locations and Malula Seydnaya. South of Damascus, it is recommended to visit the Shrine of Saida Zainab, an interior decorated with silver and gold.
The capital of Syria could be a prime tourist destination. Have an Old World Heritage, mosques, churches and palaces of beautiful invoice, a unique natural environment of the oasis Guta, delicious cuisine and, above all, a kind and caring people. Unfortunately, the instability in the Middle East and that Syria is one of its main focuses has prevented the development of tourism and enhance the knowledge of an ancient city that deserves a better fate than this in the beginning of this millennium.
Fishing port on the coast and agricultural center, 64 km south of Latakia (Syria). Crops include cereals, fruit, olives and cotton. In the Middle Ages, Tartus was one of the points of arrival of the pilgrims who went to the Holy Land. It became a major supply port for the Crusaders and their defense was entrusted to the Order of the Knights Templars, founded in 1119 to protect Christian pilgrims. Tartus was captured by Muslims in 1291. The medieval Cathedral of Our Lady of Tortosa is now a museum. The port is the terminal Karachuk pipeline, the country's first oil field (1956). He is now on track to achieve greater industrial development. Its population is 348,000.
Aleppo (or Halab Arabic: حلب with the meaning of "fresh milk") is a city and province in northern Syria. The city has a population of some 1.7 million inhabitants (1999), making it the country's second city after Damascus. It is one of the oldest in the region known in antiquity as Khalpe, Beroea for the ancient Greeks and Turks to Halepa. Located in a strategic position midway in the trade route linking the Mediterranean and the Euphrates. His province is over 16 000 km ² and has over 3.7 million.
Historically documented population in the city since at least 1800 BC, according to sources Hittites. During the dynasty Amorites was capital of the kingdom (until approx. 1600 BCE), then to return to Hittites. He was later Assyrian and Persian. The Greeks took it in 333 BCE, and Seleuco I Nicátor given the name Beroea. When, in 64 BC, Syria became part of the Roman Empire, the city also joined in the domain of Rome.
He was part of the Byzantine Empire until its loss at the hands of the Arabs in 637. In the tenth century the Byzantines again (between 974 and 987). The crusaders besieged twice in 1098 and 1124, but never conquered. Passed into the hands of Saladin, and remained in the hands of the Arabs to their capture by the Mongols in 1260. He was then a city of the Ottoman Empire (from 1517). In the fall of the Ottoman Empire, became the French colonial administration, but returned to Turkey when it recovered Antioch in 1938-1939.
In 1986 she was named the Old Town Common Heritage of Mankind.
Has been named capital of Islamic culture in 2006.