Middle East - Syria (Chapter)
This is the Syria chapter from Lonely Planet’s Middle East guidebook.
Due to violent internal conflict, Syria is currently a no-go zone. How long this will last is impossible to guess, but when it ends, the wealth of historic sites and gracious hospitality of the Syrian people are sure to lure us back.
- storm the Crac des Chevaliers, one of the world’s finest castles
- shop in Aleppo’s souqs for silks as well as sheeps’ heads
- be scrubbed down in a medieval hammam
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Damascus and around, Seidnayya, Maalula, Homs, Hama, Crac Des Chevaliers, Apamea, Aleppo, Lattakia and around, Ugarit, Qala’At Saladin, Palmyra, Euphrates, Understand Syria, Syria Today, History, People, Religion, Arts, Environment, Survival Guide, Directory A–Z, Getting There and Away, and Getting Around.
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