Jisr ash Shughur
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Jebel Arbain means 40 mountains. There are 40 mountains around this area. Abu Amar is located at mountain no. 20. It serves really good Arabic food with a wonderful view from atop a hill. When I was then, I had BBQ chicken, kebab, different types of Arabian-style salad, a kind of fried balls with some meat fillings (I think they call it Kindi) and a spring-roll look-a-like. Beware though of the Aladdin-looking guy who serves Turkish coffee... be fore-warned that the small cups used are not washed and are common for all customers!!
Favorite Dish: All food is good.
Ma`arrat an Nu`man
The 12th century mosque is a lesser attraction in the town. Just across the museum, loads of citizens can be seen piling in to perform their obligatory prayers.The mosque was partially leveled in a 1170 BCE earthquake destroying the minaret which was later rebuilt.more
The Mosaic Museum is the only real attraction in Ma'art an-Nu'aman. Many of the large mosaics are off limits to your cameras. I was able to capture a few while the guide was away. Had he caught me I would have been repremanded harshly.The large mosaics were taken from what is now called the Byzantine Dead Cities. Most notably from Serjilla,...more
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