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Museums of Beirut Day Tour
"Enjoy a fascinating introduction to Lebanon's vibrant history. The National Museum of Beirut holds countless treasures through which you will witness the living proof to the country's rich heritage. Mim gets its name from the 24th letter of the Arab precisely because it is the first letter of the Arabic words for museum minerals and mines. The museum exhibits more than 1400 minerals representing around 300 different species from over 61 countries. Then we will head to Lebanon’s central bank Museum where you will know more about the central bank’s roles and responsibilities in keeping the stability of the Lebanese economy and financial system.The last destination is a walk in Hamra streets where we will encounter shops restaurants
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Glass Blowing Demonstrations in Safed
"Local artist Sheva Chaya tells her fascinating story of how she came from Princeton graduate to become the glassblower of Tzfat. She shares a bit of background about her paintings and glass work and then treats the audience to an exciting glass blowing demonstration in which she will make something special and colorful out of glass.Throughout the demonstration Sheva shares deep Kabbalistic concepts related to glass blowing and Tzfat. Participants are always impressed and fascinated by this unique and fun activity.""""See a live glassblowing demonstration! Local artist
From $95.00
 
"Private Tour: Nazareth
"Private Tour: Nazareth Tiberias and Sea of Galilee Day Trip from Jerusalem""Leave your centrally located Jerusalem hotel or prearranged location in a comfortable private vehicle and drive north to Nazareth Jesus’ childhood home in the Galilean hills. As you travel chat to your guide about tailoring your itinerary to your interests perhaps to spend more time at a particular site than another.Arrive in Nazareth and head to the old quarter as you learn how the town became a bastion of Christianity as the story of Jesus spread
From $121.00

More Off The Beaten Path in Damascus

The House of Ananais

A tiny stone chapel is known as the Church of Ananias - the man who was sent to Saul (who became Saint Paul) to restore his sight after he was blinded on the road to Damascus. Whilst there is no...
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TheWanderingCamel
Apr 22, 2005

Into Lebanon

It is possible to visit Baalbek in Lebanon in a day trip from Damascus. If you can spend the night in Baalbek so much the better, but it is possible to get there and back in the same day and have a...
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TheWanderingCamel
Nov 25, 2005

Haret al-Yehud: Damascus' Jewish quarter

Once thousands of Jews lived in Damascus, it's estimated that today there are fewer than 100. Two synagogues survive to service this tiny community. While they are not permitted to serve in the army,...
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Apr 22, 2005

Daytrip to Bosra

Bosra is a small town, near the Jordanian border, with one of the best preserved Roman theatres. The theatre is made of black basalt and an Arab citadel has been built around it. It's really...
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MalenaN
Apr 03, 2005

The Fallen

Syria saw fierce fighting in both World Wars.Those of you interested in this aspect of the country's history might like to find their way to the Commonwealth War Cemetery to wander among the graves of...
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TheWanderingCamel
Apr 04, 2011

Boys' toys

Sitting somewhat incongruously between the treasures of the National Museum and the grace of the Tekkiye Mosque, the garden surrounding the Army Museum is full of planes and tanks. As most them are...
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TheWanderingCamel
Apr 23, 2005
 
 
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The Great Temple.

Where the Omayyed Mosque stands is known to have been a temple site from earliest antiquity. Nothing remains to be seen now of the earliest pagan temples that stood there but there is still much to be...
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Apr 22, 2005

Souq Saroujah

This area of Damascus, just outside the walls of the old city, north of the footbridge over ath-Thawra, is a mix of a few grand old houses, now mostly very run-down and occupied by several families (2...
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TheWanderingCamel
May 03, 2005

An English lady

Those who have read of the life of Jane Digby, the Victorian English noblewoman who married a Bedouin sheik, lived in Damascus and Palmyra and is buried in Damascus, may be curious about her grave....
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Apr 22, 2005

Roman foundations

Bab Sharqi is the only gate in the Old City walls that retains any of its Roman structure, a fragment of the arch. There are two columns standing inside the gate that once formed part of the colonnade...
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Apr 22, 2005

Daytrip to Seidnayya

Seidnayya is situated only 26 km north of Damascus and can easily be visited on a daytrip using public transport, also including Ma'alula. Buses to Seidnayya leave from Ma'alula Garage in...
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MalenaN
May 15, 2006

Daytrip to Maalula

Maalula is situated about 50 km north of Damascus and can easily be visited on a daytrip, also including Seidnayya.It is a charming little village in a narrow valley with light blue and yellow houses...
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MalenaN
May 06, 2006

Khans

If you walk through one of the old gateways leading off Souq al-Hamidyya or Straight Street, you will probably find yourself in a small courtyard of one of the old khans or caravanserai. Most of them...
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Apr 15, 2007

Ma'lula (day-trip)

Malula is a tiny (pop. 2000) village on the slopes of the Anti-Lebanon mountain range. It's about 50 minutes away from Damascus, so it's the perfect location for a day trip. What's so special about it...
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Jan 20, 2003

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Top Things to Do in Damascus

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Omayyad Mosque

The Omayyad Mosque, which I saw it in 2011 when we started our middle east trip was so beautiful. It was built by Abdulmelik bin Merwan who is the fifth calif of umayyad dynasty. ?t is rumoured that...
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Souk El-Hamidiyeh

I don't suppose many of us will ever get the chance to wander around Damascus in the near future but if things cool down their it is certainly worth wandering around the souks. I could not resist the...
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National Museum

While Roman and Greek art was highly developed in the realms of figurative sculpture and pottery, some of the best examples of the highly-developed artistic traditions of these two cultures can be...
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Azem Palace

Azm Palace is one of the grand old houses that can be found in the Old City of Damascus. It was built in 1750 and served as the house of Asad Pasha Azm, then Ottoman governor of the city. Today, the...
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Christian Quarter

Only about 10% of Syrians might be Christians, but the long and enduring presence of the faith in the country has led to no small division of sects among the believers. Schism after schism has created...
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Hejaz Railway Station

Rail travel may not been quite as well established in the Middle East as it is in Europe, but it’s not for lack of trying. During the Ottoman period, and again under British and French Mandates,...
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"Damascus - دمشق"
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"Damascus"
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"touching the sky of pleasure"
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