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Mount Qassioun (Jebal Kasioun)

Address: Damascus, Syria
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Ranked #9 of 31 things to do in Damascus
Type: Mountains, Nature & Parks
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Type: Mountains, Nature & Parks
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Doha, Qatar
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169 reviews 169 reviews
90 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

See Damascus from every prescriptive. breath it feel it have your own souvenir photos. its must as it summarizes the whole trip in one go.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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56 reviews 56 reviews
27 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Driving up the Mount Qassioun for the city view, day or night, is a must. It gets really crowded and noisy at night and on weekends. The place is very basic with little (if none) services. People go there for the view and to simply hang out. Afternoons and nights are more likely to be active with more cars passing... More 

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Damascus, Syria
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

without any exaggerations the view from Qassion is triple times better than the view from the Eiffel Tower. Without any doubt you can't miss this extra-ordinary view. I highly recommend

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

Beautiful site and view, average restaurants, go with a good camera, u can see all Damascus from above.

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Amman, Jordan
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

The City view is amazing, but don’t try any restaurant there specially the outdoor, not even to seat u will be charged and there no city control there

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Damascus, Syria
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217 reviews 217 reviews
75 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2011

The short drive up to the top of Mt. Qassioun is fun and the road is very new and wide!! The approach to the top you start to view the beautiful areas to the South of the city of Damascus. Now in the winter time Mt. Herman has a nice topping of snow!! Once you get to the top there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2011

I like this mountain sooo much Syria my favorite country especially damascus

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2011

VERY cold in the winter and chilled most of the summer. Too busy during the weekend, syrians from all levels of society go there each once in a while. restaurants with budgets suitable for everyone are there. tea/coffee/hot chocolate makers walk around looking for costumers you can run into a Polaroid photographer too that will offer to take your picture... More 

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London, Canada
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2010

i went there very early in the morning, it was empty of people, the air was so refreshing, and the view was amazing just avoid it when it's crowded you don't want the loud music and car fumes to ruin the experience so go either very late at night or very early in the morning

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2010

I think the best that you can do is to buy a shawarma in the city center, go to the top by car and see the amazing view and eat an ABSOLUTELY delicious shawarma (kebab) during the sunset. I did the same a year ago when i was there and it was so exciting! But i agree that there are... More 

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