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    The covered souq

    by albateh Written Aug 27, 2003

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    Some 200 meters from Bab Antakia, on the right, there is a mosque of some importance: Jame al Bahra-myah, in the Turkish style with a great dome which is being restored; note the many beautiful small carpets in the prayer hall.

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    The covered souq

    by albateh Written Aug 27, 2003

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    The thickness of the structure ensures an even temperature all the year round; cool in summer, warm and dry in winter. Opening the top of the vaulting let in sunbeams sometimes and a gentle light throughout the day.

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    The covered souq

    by albateh Written Aug 27, 2003

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    As far as monuments are concerned, you will wish to see the most characteristic ones.
    The semicircular or pointed slightly horseshoe-shaped vaulting, the domes where the streets intersect, all built in fine limestone, are themselves an architectural masterpiece.

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    The covered Souq

    by albateh Written Aug 27, 2003

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    Of course it doesn't matter at all; change is a sign of vitality and the daily life of a people who are both faithful to their traditions and also fully up to date is just as interesting to watch as painfully preserved folklore. you may be a little put off at first but you will soon get used to the setting and appreciate the company of these people - traders, artists and customers - who are so often prepared to be friendly.

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    The covered Souq

    by albateh Written Aug 27, 2003

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    What does it matter if tinned goods and plastics are displayed beside freshly gathered vegetables and traditional spices piled up in great gaily colored heaps, if western detergents rub shoulder with red and green beeswax candles; if in the narrow passageway that is the al Irakich souk reserved for the rope-makers, peasants and the last of the camel drivers hesitate between hemp and nylon....

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    The covered Souk.

    by albateh Updated Aug 27, 2003

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    A visit to the souk thus enables the tourist to discover something of the town's everyday life and at the same time see monuments which are often no longer used (the madrassas and bimarstans for example) but whose design and decoration is extremely interesting.
    Along the main axis from Bab Antakia to the Citadel just about every possible kind of goods are offered for sale - food, clothing, perfumes, shoes...

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    Souk

    by dr.firas Updated Jun 11, 2003

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    Wonderful Shop

    Wonderful shop where you can buy anything you need!
    For sure it looks cozy and cute and you can have a rest and they'll offer you a cup of tea or Arabic coffee, but you should know that prices here are really much expensive!

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    Souk

    by dr.firas Updated Jun 11, 2003

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    Great Shop!

    Here you can buy almost everything!
    Some places on the Souk are not specialized to buy one product!
    Like this one!
    It’s a universal one and in general they thought about everything which can interest a Tourist!

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    Gold Souk

    by dr.firas Updated Jun 11, 2003

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    Gold Souk

    The most famous here!
    A piece of gold will coast from 100$ up to 10000$
    The choice is really big!
    Gold also in Syria is the only guaranty in the black day!
    You sell it and have money to save your day!

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    Wood Boxes Souk

    by dr.firas Updated Jun 5, 2003

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    Wood Boxes

    Wood Boxes
    This is what Syria is really very famous in!
    So great hand work awesome boxes will coast you between 2$ minimum up to 200$
    Of course size and decoration and the master who did it and also the age and the quality of wood are all factors of the high price!

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    Soap Souk

    by dr.firas Updated Jun 5, 2003

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    Soap

    Soap "Al Ghar"
    They say it's very good antidandruff cure!
    Oh Ghar is really good and it's a local product which came from land of Beiloon!!!!
    ha ha ha ha actually land of Beiloon dose not exist it's like the never land or fairy tales!
    But people in Aleppo always made jokes about it!
    So a ghar soap is maximum with the price of 10$

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    Silver Souk

    by dr.firas Updated Jun 5, 2003

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    Silver

    Silver Souk
    Hmmmm you have also a big choice, but prices are much better!
    For a good old piece it's between 5$ to 100$
    By the way if the silver is ancient do not worry that it's not shining... Sellers here are so proud of selling old ancient Pieces!

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    Road in the Souk

    by dr.firas Updated Jun 11, 2003

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    Road in the Souk!

    Road in the Souk.
    HA HA HA HA it's a very old place and public!
    So don't be surprised to meet Bedouins, poor people, Religious people, and strange unexpected animals like Donkeys!

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    Material Souk

    by dr.firas Updated Jun 11, 2003

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    Material Souk

    Material Souk:
    It’s from all the quality’s and sorts and prices!
    Here some female tourist will find it heaven as they could have a big deal of good things with very good prices!

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    Robes Souk

    by dr.firas Updated Jun 11, 2003

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    Robes Souk

    Robes Souk
    It's only interesting to be watched by a tourist!
    I guess nobody will need to buy some in Syria!
    Any way it's charging the atmosphere with exotically feelings and impressions!

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