Syria

Syria Roundtrip 1420 , 8 Days

Syria Roundtrip

Damascus is welcoming you again! Syria has seen some turbulent years recently with a war raging in...

Syria is a historic and culturally rich country with a long and complex history. It is home to many ancient ruins, including the ancient city of Palmyra, which was a major center of the Roman Empire. The city's ruins were designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980, but unfortunately, much of the site has been destroyed during the conflict.

Despite the conflict, many Syrians have continued to maintain their traditions and culture. Syrian cuisine, for example, is renowned for its delicious flavors and variety. The country's traditional dishes include kibbeh, a meat and bulgur wheat dish, and hummus, a creamy dip made from chickpeas and tahini.

Syria is also known for its textile industry, particularly the production of silk fabrics. The city of Aleppo was once a major center of silk production and was renowned for its high-quality silk products. Unfortunately, much of the city has been destroyed during the conflict, and the silk industry has been greatly impacted.

In addition to its cultural heritage, Syria is home to many natural wonders, including the Euphrates River, which runs through the country and provides water for irrigation and farming. The country is also home to the Syrian Desert, which covers much of eastern Syria and is a vital habitat for many plant and animal species.

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