Muhafazat Hims Travel Guide

  • Funerary Temple at Palmyra
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Palmyra

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  • The theatre of Palmyra

    Palmyra Things to Do

    palmyra pleasant evenings : it is worthy of consideration , whereas the long evenings in the desert are very pleasant.the sight there invites us for some set and meditation ….some people sat here, they ate, drank, wore, and lived life like us ....truly ?..

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  • Temple of Bel

    Palmyra Things to Do

    The size and grandeur of the Temple of Bel make this one of the greatest temples of the Roman east. This enormous temple is quite befitting of the most important Semitic god, Bel (or Baal), who was equated with the Greek god Zeus. The columned porticoes of the outer structure of the temple surround a large courtyard in which the cella (inner...

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  • Grand Colonnade

    Palmyra Things to Do

    Built mostly in the early 2nd century AD, Palmyra's legendary Grand Colonnade measures more than 1km in length. The avenue leads from the Temple of Bel in the east to the Funerary Temple at the western end, and makes two slight turns along the way, at the Monumental Arch and at the Tetrapylon. The two slight turns make this avenue unlike the cardo...

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Hims

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  • Mosque of Khalid ibn al-Walid

    Hims Things to Do

    Built in the early 20th century to replace an older structure, this Ottoman-style mosque is dedicated to Khalid ibn al-Walid. He was the commander of the Moslem army at the time of the prophet Mohammed and afterwards as the Moslems conquered Greater Syria and Mesopotamia. The tomb of Khalid ibn al-Walid is located inside this mosque.IMPORTANT...

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  • Krak des Chevaliers

    Hims Off The Beaten Path

    The most magnificent of all Crusader castles, and possibly of all medieval castles around the world, Krak des Chevaliers, is located about 45 minutes west of Homs. Although the castle's origins go back to the 10th century, it wasn't until the Crusaders occupied it that it was turned into this formidable defence structure. After the departure of the...

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  • Museum of Homs

    Hims Things to Do

    Located in the centre of town, the Museum of Homs is housed in the Department of Antiquities building. It contains a collection of artefacts found in Homs from pre- and post-Islamic periods. Two guidebooks in my possession did not particularly recommend visiting the museum, so I skipped it. But if one is in Homs for more than just a drive through,...

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Qal`at al Hisn

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  • Krak des Chevaliers

    Qal`at al Hisn Things to Do

    The best full views of this incredible architectural masterpiece (seen in the attached photo) are on the road just west of the castle. Make sure you stop for photos before you get close to it.IMPORTANT UPDATE: Krak des Chevaliers has suffered severe damage during the civil war between the Syrian government and the Free Syrian Army. More recently,...

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  • Krak Des Chevaliers (set 8)

    Qal`at al Hisn Things to Do

    If ou come late in the morning or near noontime at the Krak Des Chevaliers, and you're into really seeing various parts of the castle, chances are you'll be ending up at one of the several tower's rooftops already late in the afternoon, which means, you'll be watching the golden sun going down as it sets down --- kind of beauty in serenity.Entry...

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  • The Dark Passageways of the Castle (set...

    Qal`at al Hisn Things to Do

    The castle is best viewed outside, and best felt inside.The various passageways which are mostly dark and some undergrounds are kind of cold and eerie esp. when you're navigating them alone. But that's how you can have a feel of the place, you'll imagine how it was during the time of the Crusaders, you might get lucky hearing the sounds of horse...

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Marmarita

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  • Lets Party!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Marmarita Nightlife

    There is so much going on at Nidals mostly in summer though...you find a lot of couples sitting together smoking argileh (water pipe) or just having a drink...Nidal also is famous for his yummy pizza..Music is also played here..but its more of a place to be with friends and family for a nice chat or dinner.. There is no general dress code...you...

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  • Yummmmyyyyyyy...Food!!!!

    Marmarita Restaurants

    There are many great places to eat in Marmarita but i have to admit that my favorite place to eat is Tony's Cafe which is located in the centre of marmarita...Tony serves hamburgers, chips, felafel, chawarma (kebab), foul, (broad beans) and many others....you find in summer there is no place to sit...but there are many people there which you could...

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