Aleppo Travel Guide

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Aleppo Highlights

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     Historical sites, great places to eat, great shopping 

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     The 20-min arrival "interview" by immigration personnel 

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     How cities looked like in "one thousand & one nights!" 

Aleppo Things to Do

  • Citadel

    The doorway into the Citadel at the top of the ramped bridge is located on the right hand side. It was deliberately placed on the side in order to prevent attackers from forcing their way into the citadel. Above the doors are the most interesting intertwined snake carvings along with Arabic inscriptions. Past the doors is a zigzag of corridors with...

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  • Christian Quarter

    Jedida means new in Arabic so letterly means new quarter, Mainly resindent are Armenians and Maronite who settled in Aleppo some time ago Christians in Aleppo have a good high life stype mostly working in business.

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  • National Museum

    The Aleppo Archaeological Museum, a rather unattractive 1970s building, houses an excellent collection of Syrian archeological finds. The objects on display guide the visitor through time and every civilisation that existed in Syria from pre-historic to Islamic, and most were found in and around Aleppo. The entrance of the museum is decorated with...

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Aleppo Hotels

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Aleppo Restaurants

  • dragon great wall

    In 2008 August my husband,my daughter and myself with the help of 2 local police officers searched for the dragon Great Wall Tes.Sadly we found it butwas a shut down Indian rest. So we finally got Ikebana in Sherato Hotel .The chef is Malaysian.Its a Japanese / Asian rest. Really delicious.The chef is great and very knid and friendly.Definitely NOt...

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  • restaurant

    Beroya RestaurantThe Beroya Restaurant Locaed near the citadel, one of Aleppo’s top landmarks. Nonetheless it attracts few tourists, so you can make your Syrian trip extra special by enjoying a meal here. Its classic décor will make you feel like you are journeying back in time, while the many lanterns lit up at night make this eatery look like a...

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  • Cafe restaurant

    Alcohols is served as well. you can have salads grills etc and also payment by cards are accepted.worth to mention they are nooks for couples .. Grils

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Aleppo Nightlife

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  • Parks

    Marjorjos ParkIs popular spot for locals is a small park some of whom like to simply walk through the park as they go about their daily business. also families sit with their kids in under the trees and enjoy the views and the serinity.

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  • Cafe

    T-Square CafeThis place is were locals gather to have a drink and also families many youngs and locals gathers for coffee and is situated in the univercity quarter.

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  • bars

    Sharia ash-Shohada Open Air BarThis large outdoor bar is located on Ash-Shohada Street. It offers both international and local beers. You can also try top quality Lebanese wines here.Image Courtesy of Wikimedia and Jon Sullivan

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Aleppo Transportation

  • No stops for minibuses(van)

    Be aware that there no stops for minibus (van) except the main or 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 writen in...

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  • Airport and distance from City centre

    You can take a taki from the airport to the city centre and vice versa.The airport is 10KM far from the city centre,the cost fo the taxi will cost less than 1,50 UK pounds.

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  • Bus to Aleppo from Turkey

    The best way to get to Aleppo from Turkey is via Antakya. From the bus station several buses depart daily (early in the morning) to Aleppo and Damascus.To Aleppo the trip is about three hours, depending on how much you'll have to wait at the border.Regarding VISA, take a look at the Syrian embassy if you're eligible for a visa at the border: an...

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Aleppo Shopping

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  • brass and silver

    Khinjar which means a knife in Arabic was the lethal weapon in former times! Of course the best for the female using as they can hide in great places as between their Breasts! Or for a spy! Now it's only for decoration! about 10$

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  • souq

    Souq AlhalSouq Alhal is a crop market which offers a huge variety of exotic fruits and vegetables. This fresh produce gives the market a colorful and bright ambiance that makes it a pleasure

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  • Shopping malls

    General Information about SHAHBA MALL:Shahba Mall & Hotel is a civilized edifice in Syria- Aleppo. Its total area is about 130,000 square meters containing a 4 stars hotel of 220 rooms. The total leasable area of the mall is 40,000 square meters. It is located on Aleppo- Turkey highway. It is 6 km away from Aleppo downtown and 1.5 km away of...

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Aleppo Local Customs

  • mosques

    Muslims are very welcoming to foreigners wishing to see their mosques - but some tourists are cring-making when they gawk and take photos right under the noses of people praying - it is so rude! If you want to look, first go at a time other than prayer time, use the scarves and cloaks provided to cover up and behave with respect e.g. quietly....

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  • T-square cafe

    T-Square CafeThis place is were locals gather to have a drink and also families many youngs and locals gathers for coffee and is situated in the univercity quarter.

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  • Visa info

    Information on the visa) visa)First - General instructions for tourists visiting the country Syrian:Must be on the incoming Arab and foreign to be in possession of the following: 1. A passport valid for a period of not less than one month after the expiry of the visa to be issued by a state recognized by Syria, and he does not have an Israeli visa,...

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Aleppo Warnings and Dangers

  • Visa info

    Information on the visa) visa)First - General instructions for tourists visiting the country Syrian:Must be on the incoming Arab and foreign to be in possession of the following: 1. A passport valid for a period of not less than one month after the expiry of the visa to be issued by a state recognized by Syria, and he does not have an Israeli visa,...

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  • Driver horns,Trafiic and busy at night

    Aleppo is normal to hear car and taxi drivers use the car horn to push the other drivers in front to move further,even there is no traffic so my tip is to make sure you have earcotton if your hotel is near high road to be able to asleep the drivers use horn24/7 they do not care if people are sleep at night.

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  • Is it acceptable to drink alcohol? What...

    Is it acceptable to drink alcohol? What about drug use?Drug use is strictly prohibited in Syria, and carries very stiff penalties for usage or possession, and no distinction is made between “hard” or “soft” drugs”. If you’re carrying pot, weed, hash or marijuana for medical use or otherwise, do not attempt to enter Syria.Drinking Alcohol in public...

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Aleppo Tourist Traps

  • Visa info

    Information on the visa) visa)First - General instructions for tourists visiting the country Syrian:Must be on the incoming Arab and foreign to be in possession of the following: 1. A passport valid for a period of not less than one month after the expiry of the visa to be issued by a state recognized by Syria, and he does not have an Israeli visa,...

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  • driver horns,Trafiic and busy at night

    Traffic in Aleppo:Aleppo is normal to hear car and taxi drivers use the car horn to push the other drivers in front to move further,even there is no traffic so my tip is to make sure you have earcotton if your hotel is near high road to be able to asleep the drivers use horn24/7 they do not care if people are sleep at night.

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  • Is it acceptable to drink alcohol? What...

    Is it acceptable to drink alcohol? What about drug use?Drug use is strictly prohibited in Syria, and carries very stiff penalties for usage or possession, and no distinction is made between “hard” or “soft” drugs”. If you’re carrying pot, weed, hash or marijuana for medical use or otherwise, do not attempt to enter Syria.Drinking Alcohol in public...

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Aleppo What to Pack

  • Recommended Reading

    Below are a couple of books I recommend reading prior to a trip to Syria:Syria - A Historical and Cultural Guide, by Warwick BallMonuments of Syria - An Historical Guide, by Ross BurnsSyria - A Selection of Reports, by Carol MillerConstruction of Power and Piety in Medieval Aleppo, by Yasser Tabbaa (Penn State Press). A big hard cover book, way...

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  • Sun glasses

    Handbag Light Jeans Not Necessary Video cameraand a photo camera For swimming don't forget sun creams,oil,and your swimming stuffs. HatToothbrush "ha ha ha" as a Dentist i can not avoid myself to remind you.

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  • Meet Essalameh!

    Your sport shoe and a cap if your visit in the summer, and some T.shirts and under wear. and don't forget the comb (girls are so beautiful). Yor camera, You can found stores which sells good quality films.

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Aleppo Off The Beaten Path

  • day trips

    The Church of St. Simeon (or Qala Siman as it is known to the Syrians) is about 1 hour out of Aleppo. It is the site of where St. Simeon chose to lead the religious life alone as a hermit monk. But instead of living in a cave, St. Simeon lived on top of a pillar 12-18 meters high. He used to preach atop this pillar. After his death, the church was...

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  • covered souq

    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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  • Explore the Kurdish region of Syria go...

    While you are in Aleppo I would recommend to make use of your stay there and visit the Kurdish region of Syria,in order to learn more and know more about other part of Syria and how people live Kurdish are NOT Arbs or Turks They speak differnt language and They have different culture and tradition defintly worth and visit.Kurds in Syria are still...

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Aleppo Sports & Outdoors

  • Hiking and climbing

    Nearby Aleppo there is Kurdish mountain,(Jabal al Akrad).in Afrin is worth a visit you can hike around pine and oak tree as well olive trees. comfertable shoes.

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  • Check this out!!!

    I'll use the words of Geisha_Girl on my Belgium page:Boys and Girls do not try this at home!!!ha ha ha ha, it was not easy to do it either!

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  • Flying Kick

    One of my hardest movements in TeakwondoJump Rotate and a back kick!!!it is hard to do yes... but nothing is impossible with the will! As I Said My Legs LOL

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  • citadel

    Aleppo's citadel Actually U can find a lot of interesting monuments in this city. You will really see so ancient things wich will amaze you. And there is a christian citadel near the city.. Food is cheap there..transport as well...people there like touristes and help them.. but it's not recomended for for a girl to go alone there if she knew...

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  • Recommended Reading

    Below are a couple of books I recommend reading prior to a trip to Syria:Syria - A Historical and Cultural Guide, by Warwick BallMonuments of Syria - An Historical Guide, by Ross BurnsSyria - A Selection of Reports, by Carol MillerConstruction of Power and Piety in Medieval Aleppo, by Yasser Tabbaa (Penn State Press). A big hard cover book, way too...

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  • Wasta

    Wasta is a word often heard in Syria. It is Arabic and translates as something like authority, influence, political (or other) power, connections, or a combination of those terms. In practical terms it means that some rules can become more flexible if you have wasta, or know someone who has wasta. Also, a bit of wasta can smooth or speed up...

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