Tours in Damascus, Syria: Travel/Tourist Information Guide

Damascus is a great city which has a lot of great things to be visited. There are many tour agencies that operate in Damascus and all of them organise some amazing tours. If you want to make sure that you have seen Damascus and its surroundings that it would be best if you booked a tour.

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For instance, you can go on a tour around the city of Damascus and on this tour you will see the Umayyad Mosque which is in the heart of the old city and has been a temple to different religions; then you will see the Al- Azm Palace which is also located in the heart of the old city and it is the home of a museum; and lastly you will visit the best souqs in Damascus where you can find a lot of things to buy such as the Souq al-Hamidiyeh, Souq al-Harir and many other.

Another great tour that you can go on is the one that will take you to Palmyra. Palmyra is the remains of the most famous capitals of the ancient world. On this tour, first you will see a spring called Afqa which means "way out". It is said to have medical properties. Then you will see the Great Temple of Bell which is surrounded with a great blank wall. The building's internal layout is amazing. And at last you will see the Valley of the Tombs which is an enormous cemetery. In this cemetery, you will see four kinds of burial places: the tomb tower, the house tomb, the hypogeum tower and the hypogeum tomb.

Last, but not least, you can go on a tour to Sednaya which is a famous monastery founded in 547 AD. It is dedicated to the Blessed virgin and its name means "our lady". After the monastery, you will visit the village Maaloula where you can also visit the two monasteries that are in the village. The name of the village means "entrance".