`Afrin Travel Guide

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`Afrin Things to Do

  • Islamic Shrines zarat in Kurdish in...

    Islamic Shrines zarat in Afrin and surrounding Afrin packed shrines and places that have the status of sanctification and in some villages more than a shrine or a sacred place. The shrine is usually a building archaeological past, or a waste at the edge of the village, or a tree, or even a large rock next to the water source or in old historical...

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  • Ain Dara Afrin Aleppo Syria in Kurdish...

    عين دارة Ain Dara Afrin Syria in Kurdish An DariAin Dara Temple in the North of Syria Aleppo Ain Dara archaeological is located west of the village Ain dara current distance of 1 / / km. And a distance / / 5 km south of the city of Afrin the Kurdish Region of Syria and 40miles from Allepo second biggest...

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  • Saint Simon Citade Kali samanain in...

    Samaan Citadel قلعة سمعان is located in the farthest southern end of Mount Liloon. It was built on a rocky protuberance to an elevation of (564) meters. Samaan (Symeon) was born in 368 AD , lived above the pillar gradually he increased the height of that column till it was (16) meters in height;...

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  • Kimar Afrin

    KIMAR قيمارKimar is a big village located among wonderful ancient ruinsThere some palaces and houses in this village where their doorways and jambs still exist up till now. additional , there were three churches in Kimar:,where only some steps of its altar and the domed ceiling inscribed with two opposite peacocks...

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  • Joomeh in Kurdish in Arabic Karzeleh...

    Kurzehele Or Joomeh in Kurdish قرزيحيل، جومه Three kilometers to the north of Basoutah village is Kurzehel in Kurdish (Joomeh). There is a spring down the village and the village's shrine is beside it. It had a church and a very big abbey, which was on the road of the passing...

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  • Basouta castle In Kurdish Kali Basousti

    Located Nine Kilometers to the south of Afrin is a beautiful village known as Basouta which is surrounded fruit orchards and there is a fresh water spring coming up from the bottom of Leloon mountain surrounding Basouta from the east and south. In the middle of the village there is a big rocky hill ranges in height from 30 meters to 50 meters.In...

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  • Barad and The Palace of Barad Afrin

    Barad and The Palace of Barad براد Afrin Aleppo Syria Eight Kilometers to the south eastern of Basouta باسوطة , In the middle of Barad village there is the church of Julian or Yolian. It is one of the third biggest churches in Syria, after Samaan and Krantine churches, to the east of(...

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  • Doderye Cave-Sikefta Duderiye In Kurdish

    Doderiye Cave Afrin-Aleppo SyriaCave Duderiye (Sikefta Duderiye) in Afrin Aleppo Syria:Despite the lack of sources about this cave, I will try to give enough information.The location of the current geographical: Located cave Dodrejh (Duderiye) in the region of Mount color (Hearoua) northwest of the city of Aleppo after / 45 km / and the southern...

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  • Yazidi Shrines in Afrin Aleppo Syria

    Yazidi Shrines in Afrin Aleppo Syria1-زيارة شيخ بركات sheikh BarakatLocated on the summit of Mount Sheikh Baraka t كات بر شيخ .This mountain is located south of the town of Afrin at a distance of 30 km / almost, with a...

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`Afrin Transportation

  • Hitchhiking

    Hitchhiking is possible and easy in Syria.It might be wise to learn at least some basic Arabic when you are in arabic region or Kurdish when you in Kurdish areas.to communicate with locals. Not many people speak more English.you may find young who speak Russia or French because They studied or worked there.

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  • No stops for minibuses(van)

    Be aware that there no stops for minibus (van) except the main station or the start point,you can stop it by rasing your hand,or giving a sign that you want to stop it and when you are on board you can also ask the driver wherever you want.No ticket required You pay cash ONLY when you are on board.Bear in mind the front board of the bus is ONLY...

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  • Afrin airport

    Unfortunetly Afrin has no airport but nearest airport is Aleppo international airport,is about 55 KM from Afrin.or you can also use Hatay international airport in Turkey is about 2 hours drive from Afrin city.

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`Afrin Local Customs

  • Internet and Netcafes

    InternetSyrians has easy and cheap internet access. Internet is very common around the cities at internet cafes. since the Syrian upraising and crisis that started january 2011 most of Facebook and YouTube have been blocked and monitored but there are still some websites unblocked. The cafes are very friendly but in order to avoid being price...

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  • Mate (mati) drink

    Mate in Arabic (mati)is south American drink but very popular drink in Syria,Is drunk with Massasa (strow )and hot water.Those who share the mate join in a kind of bond of total acceptance and friendship.some of the benefits of drinking yerba mate tea.1. Rich in AntioxidantsYerba mate tea is very high in antioxidants; it's got about 90% more...

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  • Kurdish cuisine (Afrini)

    Dairy products:Here are some Afrini products with their meaning in Kurdish as well:Home-made butter, cheese, yoghurt Musti Kamundi (Kurdish)both types Kolelik,: liqueurs Ajeeni the milk into small balls and dried in a warm sun, and kept in the oil.Za'atar: Dried thyme and sumac that can differ from region to region and from family to family.Ferro...

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`Afrin Warnings and Dangers

  • Bargaining or haggling

    Be aware that haggling down the price of any thing you buy,The seller,vendor mostly raise the price because the vendor knows very well the buyer will try to haggle it down. It is part of the culture,cloth,taking a taxi,souveniurs,even the hotel price...etc from 20% to 40%.Do your best ;)

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  • Israeli stamp on your passport

    Be aware that you wont be allowed to enter Syria if you have Syria Israeli stamp on your passport.Also do not mention Israel while you are in Syria

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  • Communication

    It can be difficult making yourself understood in a taxi sometimes ,due to wrong pronunciation and maybe some people can not read Latin letters.the driver of taxi,van or bus.may not understand about your desired place.You can ask your hotel to provide you with written clear address in Arabic letters ask how the words are pronounced. If you show it...

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`Afrin Tourist Traps

  • when is best time to visit Syrian...

    When is the best time to visit Syria?- The best time to visit Syria is spring or autumn, as the temperature is in the mild mid 20s. Winter is too cold and Summer is probably too hot for all but the most hardy traveler, add to that frequent electricity and water shortages during the hot summer months.

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  • ATM points in Aleppo

    Aleppo ATM select area Status ATM Name ATM Address NumberService Alintag souk Alantag souk-Almuhafaza faoboug 1Service Building road copmpany Salah Aldeen St-Rodko building 1Service Shihan hospital Shihan-Teshreen St 1Service Agriculture Department Aleppo city- Alzeraa Squre 1Service Albaladi palas Albaladi palas-next to collection of water bills...

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  • Electricty power cut

    Be aware of electricity cut off sometimes ,it may take days .you will be provided by Kerosene lantern or candles.

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`Afrin What to Pack

  • Cloth

    Bear in mind that in winter it is cold,and in summer it is hot.so you will need a winter jacket etc.In summer you can wear short ans T-shirts or copy the locals and wear galabeya

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  • Money

    Money :Bear in mind travel cheques are not accepted in Afrin and surrounding ,and also If i remember well there is NO exchange offices around there.and Locals will hardly or do not accept foreign currency, be prepped to use local currency when purchasing something.

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  • Shoes Sandals

    Bring comfortable flat shoes ,and I suggest to avoid white tennis shoes ,Specially in the winter time.and on Summer advisable to put on men's sandals since the weather is too hot.

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`Afrin Off The Beaten Path

  • A day trip to Kafer safra

    Kafersafra ßÝÜÑ ÕÝÜÑÉ a day trip Is a village on the mountain ,distance is about 5 KL from Jenders 18 KM from Afrin, the province of and 80 KL from Aleppo.A large village has a round 450 houses, located at the end of the slope of the southern block of Mount Kurds, and away from the town Jenders about 5 km, north and west oversees the fertile...

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  • Districts and villages around

    you can go to districts and villages around like Jinderis 10km away.or to Gamrouk and Midanki waterfalls,you can also stroll around Afrin river and The roman bridge.

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  • Off beaten path Bazaar

    Was created bazaar in the town of Afrin in 1927 on Wednesday of each week for the market bazaar, where he was its old in the northern part of the municipal headquarters of the current is the sale and exchange of goods and things necessary for the people of the city In addition to the sale of vegetables, milk, cheese and all types of grain or crops...

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`Afrin Sports & Outdoors

  • Hiking and climbing

    you hike and climbe Lilon Mountain nearby Afrin,and soak your self into breath-taking nature of Afrin and surounding. Comfertable shoes.

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  • stroll wander around olive or pine trees

    strolling around and taking a look at the hills and plains is breath taking,with these olives trees around and pine and oak trees is enough sport and pretty healthy. Bring your self .

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  • Hitchhiking

    Hitchhiking is possible and easy in Syria.It might be wise to learn at least some basic Arabic when you are in arabic region or Kurdish when you in Kurdish areas.to communicate with locals. Not many people speak more English.you may find young who speak Russia or French because They studied or worked there.

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  • ATM points in Aleppo

    As far as I know no ATM points in Afrin.Aleppo ATM points select area Status ATM Name ATM Address NumberService Alintag souk Alantag souk-Almuhafaza faoboug 1Service Building road copmpany Salah Aldeen St-Rodko building 1Service Shihan hospital Shihan-Teshreen St 1Service Agriculture Department Aleppo city- Alzeraa Squre 1Service Albaladi palas...

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