Muhafazat Hims Things to Do

  • Funerary Temple at Palmyra
    Funerary Temple at Palmyra
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  • Funerary Temple at Palmyra
    Funerary Temple at Palmyra
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  • Wall of the Funerary Temple
    Wall of the Funerary Temple
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Muhafazat Hims Things to Do

  • Small Tunnel...

    The small tunnel below The Southwest Tower...that I had to pass through; Smelly & stinky !Maybe urine smelled ! Yes ! People, especially men like to do that don't we ? Not me...

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  • The Southwest Tower...

    Another sight of The Southwest Tower.This tower offers the ebst scenery but as you can see from my photo, there's no safety railings to help you moving around on this place ! Be extra careful when taking photos as you don't want to plunge down into obscurity !

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  • Scenery From Krak des Chevaliers...

    The scenery down below is amazing !That's the small town that we have to pass to go up this fort.The road is winding upwards to reach this fort so when driving with your own vehicle, just be extra careful !

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  • Another Peek...

    Another peek on The Inner Fortress from the window of the walls from The Outer Walls.The walls really solid but we can't touch it as it was separated by the moat...

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  • Peek...

    There are also many aches that you can peek on & see more walls of the fort.Some have been rebuilt by modern days workers & some parts lay as they were from ages ago.

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  • Hidden Rooms...

    Look below from the tower onto the fort, we could see some hidden rooms that are waiting to be discovered by us. You can spend hours on this fort but make sure you are claustrophobic !

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  • The Still-Stood Towers...

    Rebuilt or not, they still look impressive !We can climb up to see the views over the fort...Make sure that you hold tight to the grill as the wind is kinda strong up there...

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  • The Warden Tower...

    This is The Warden Tower of The Inner Fortress. This tower probably controlled the flow of traffics the Mediterranean and the inland cities, as well as land trade between Asia Minor and the Holy Land.

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  • The Southwest Tower...

    This is The Southwest Tower which was re-built & we could go up to see some scenic views down below.The mountain area is called Jebel Ansariyya & the peak where the castle is perched as known as The Homs Gap.

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  • The Stables...

    This was the stables (no wanoder it smelled like horses !) as I was on my way to climb up The Southwest Tower.This castle is being tipped as The Finest Crusader Castle In The World !

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  • The Arch Doors...

    There are many arch doors around the fortress. It's almost well-preserved ! Although most areas are grown with wild plants, we can explore & get lost in this fortress.

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  • The Moat...

    This is the moat, separating between the 2 walls. During its time, the water from this moat was also used as the bath water. There were hammams inside The Inner Fortress.This is really a fun castle as there are so many 'secret' rooms & doors to explore but I didn't venture into them all; Some rooms are just so eerie...Greasy & wet !

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  • The Path...

    This is the path in between The Outside walls & The Inner Fortress.The Inner Fortress Walls are almost intact.The moat is just below The Innner Fortress.

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  • The Outside Walls...

    There were supposed to be 13 towers on The Outside walls but only the foundations left.There's also a moat separating The Outside Walls & The Inner Fortress.On the right of my photo is part of The Inner Fortress.

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  • 2 Parts...

    There are 2 parts of this castle.The outside walls & also the inner walls.Around the outside walls, there are wild plants growing around.This whole structure was built on a foundation of a solid rock !

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  • Another Tunnel...

    First a tunnel, then another tunnel.This castle or fort can be visited either from Tartus or Homs, in my case, I visited from Homs.It can also be visited en-route from 1 town to the other.

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  • The Dream Castle...

    Krak des Chevaliers, also known as Qala'at al-Hosn is called The Dream Castle by some people !It lies on the hill, about 10 km from the Tartus-Homs Highway in the west of Syria.The photo is showing the tunnel that we have to go through after paying for the ticket.

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  • Qal'at al-Hosn (Carc des Chevaliers)

    The most famous medieval citadel in the world. It is 650 m above sea-level. It was built in order to control the so-called "Homs Gap", the gateway to Sryia. It was through this passage that Syria communicated with the Mediterranean. In ancient times the importance of this strategic corridor was immense. It was of crucial importance to the...

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