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Damascus, Syria
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Ranked #11 of 29 Attractions in Damascus
Type: Ancient Ruins
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The secret to the ruins in Syria is that you literally turn a corner and run into them. Unlike in Europe where there are signs and ropes everywhere, heavily laden with tourists, in Syria there are very little tourists. So my boyfriend and I walked the ruins at sunset, pretty much alone and in silence. It was a haunting, special... More

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Damascus, Syria
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012

try to walk andwalk and immagine the elephants were there some day in th past , enjoy the walking and seiing one of the best romanian city in the old world, mosaic....stone, temples,churches tombs,clear straight streets

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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81 reviews 81 reviews
21 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2011

I have been to Syria twice now, and although Palmyra is a stunner, Apames has stolen my heart. What remains of the 2 km Cardo Maximus makes it really easy to image what a glory this place was in its days. It was a rainy day, the second time. Flowers galore but liitle sun. But the sun came out, later,... More

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20 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2010

this Seleucid then roman city had a population of half million 2000 years ago..explains the 2 km amazing colonnaded street. the columns are massive, pink with carvings pattern, hence more sophisticated than Palmyra's there is also a large theatre, as well as large baths. on the side of the city there is a large mansion for aristocracy dont forget to... More

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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2010

Spectacular we visited here after saladin;s castle which was as pectacular drive over the mountains to this plain with 2 km of unbelivable collonades. This is were war animals were bred in the surrounding countryside and the main street still has ruts in the central road from the carriages being pulled by Elephants. When we visited we pretty much had... More

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