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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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Small Group Tour to Biblical Highlights of the Galilee from Jerusalem
"After you have been picked up from your hotel in Jerusalem drive to Tel-Aviv to start your exciting full day tour to the north visiting Nazareth and the Sea of Galilee. You will then be driven along the coast to visit the city of Nazareth where Jesus spent his childhood. Proceed to Tiberias and visit the history and the Jordan River. It is here that Jesus is said to have been baptized. Before ending your day and returning to point of departure you will stop to visit the famous baptismal site at Yardenit. Having followed in the footsteps of Christ you will be returned to the point of departure.""""Enjoy a fascinating full day trip to Israel's biblical highlights of the north visiting the town where Jesus spent his childhood
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Hot Air Balloon Flight Including Champagne Gourmet Breakfast and Souvenirs
"Travel the winds with this bestseller package. Imagine morning breeze caressing your face while standing in a field in a beautiful valley the first rays of the morning sun through the trees and you standing in front of a giant hot air balloon high in the air! Ready to take you on a journey with the winds you are invited into the balloons basket.You will be instructed to meet the team at the 'take off' location. First of all you will see the city of Nazareth mount. Gilboa the kingdom of Jordan and much more. After the amazing flight you will enjoy the opening ceremony of a traditional bottle of champagne after landing. You will then have a picnic in nature with rich and luxurious breakfast with a unique menu in the landin
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Ottoman Luxury

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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mikey_e
Nov 24, 2012

A wonderful insight into old Damascus

The Azem Palace (Museum of popular art's and traditions), is a great place to visit.You can go into most rooms which are staged and set up as if being used for their origional purpose.The rooms on...
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stevemt
Apr 19, 2010

Azem Palace

Another must visit while in Damascus. Once inside this magnificent palace, you cannot imagine that it is located in the busy old city, as it is so peaceful.Beautiful architecture, gardens and rooms...
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PierreZA
Apr 16, 2010

Beit al-Azem (Azem Palace)

Built in the middle of the 18th century by Assad Pacha al-Azem, the Governor of Damascus under the Ottomans, Beit al-Azem (Azem Palace) is the most grand of all old Damascene houses. Like other houses...
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MM212
Feb 14, 2010

Azem Palace - Damascus

This is the most impressive Ottoman palace to be found around Damascus. There are finely decorated rooms and courtyards with pools and fountains. The rooms contain musical instruments, elaborate...
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chizz
Apr 06, 2008

18 century palace

Azem palace south of the Umayyad Mosque was built in the 1700s by an old governor of Damascus. It is the typically Damascene with its stripes stonework and the inside the building is equally nice. The...
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JohnniOmani
Oct 05, 2007

Azem Palace

The Azem Palace was built, in the 18th century, as a palatial residence for Assad Pasha al-Azem, Ottoman governor of Damascus for 14 years. It is considered a great example of Damascene houses. Inside...
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sanluipal
Aug 19, 2007

Azem Palace

The Azem Palace was originally built between 1749 and 1752 as a residence for the Ottoman governor of Damascus, As'ad Pasha al-Azem. The palace now houses the Museum of Arts and Popular Traditions.The...
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iwys
Apr 13, 2007

Azem Palace

“One’s home, one’s paradise” it is said, and for Azem Palace, this is truly the case. Built around 1750, it was the house of the governor of Damascus Asad Pasha al-Azem. Like every old Damascene...
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siaki68
Apr 28, 2006

Azem Palace

Azem Palace is a great place to learn about how wealthy Damascenes lived. The house is huge and is adorned with spacious rooms and large courtyards. The manequins that model traditional cloths in the...
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xristos83
Mar 31, 2006

Azem Palace

Azem Palace is an old Damascus House built during the 18th century. The architecture is excellent. There are several buildings and courtyards. The buildings are in three different colours coming from...
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MalenaN
Nov 19, 2005

The Azem Palace

This also stands at the heart of the Old City, on the southern side of the Omayyad Mosque, and very close to it. It is an astonishing example of a Damascene house, where the simple, almost primitive,...
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sorrow
Nov 26, 2003
 
 
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Khan As'ad Pasha

Khan As’ad Pasha Khan Asad Pasha is an important monument in the walled city of Damascus, within the Bzouriyyeh Souk. It was built by the governor of Syria, Asad al Azem, in 1752,being used as a...
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