About country: Syria

Syria is one of the most important countries of the Middle East. There are many historical monuments of different periods, such as ruins of ancient Palmira and Krak Des Chevaliers (Castle of the Knights), as well as historical sites of Damask, for example Omayad Mosque.

Historical center of Damascus is very interesting. The city is considered as one of the oldest cities in the world and to a large degree it preserved the layout of those times. Omayad Mosque was founded in 706 and it is still one of the world's most venerable mosques.

Palmira is one of the most important sights of Syria. There have been survived many curious ruins and columns of this 2nd century city. They are scattered on a large territory. For example, there remained the temple of Baal (more exactly, its ruins) and several more buildings.

There is a great crusade fortress near the city of Homs. Krak Des Chevaliers is atop the hill. Its original appearance remained almost intact, so you can get some impression of the daily life of medieval knights.


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