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Address: between the Citadel and the Omayyad Mosque, Damascus, Syria
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The Old City Has Not Changed in 1,000 Years!!

The Old City of Damascus is an area not to miss when in Damascus! Immediately upon entering the covered souk you mind takes you back many years!! The smells change along your... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 2, 2015
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Damascus, Syria
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Damascus, Syria
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217 reviews 217 reviews
75 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

The Old City of Damascus is an area not to miss when in Damascus! Immediately upon entering the covered souk you mind takes you back many years!! The smells change along your walk. You smell fresh roasted coffee; the spice area, then the soap area; the the fresh roasted nuts area, etc. To imagine what this area was like years... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Enjoi the surroundings .no dislike on anything .it is what it is .again I have been there before the war has started.dont think many will go there at the moment.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

You can almost find all what you want their with very good prices!! besides you feel like shopping in the middle of old times as it is a traditional souq!!

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Doha, Qatar
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

the most beautiful oriental bazar I had ever seen, it huge and contains planetary number of shops which offer different kinds of good in a very reasonable prices

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

The Souk Al Hamidiyyeh is a must visit for anyone visiting Damascus, Syria. It really is the heart, soul and centre of the city. You can find everything here from exotic underwear & belly dancing costumes to gold jewellery, oriental carpets & ornaments, to cosmetics, ice cream, Arabic hubble bubble (water pipe) & a whole range of wonderful & weird... More 

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San Diego, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This is a must-see when visiting Syria, it's amazing and really big and all under the same roof. It was such a great experience and you get to discover a whole different culture, there were plenty of shops and things were affordable and expect lots of people, but it actually makes the experience a bit better, in my opinion. I... More 

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106 reviews 106 reviews
11 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Avoid the main way in Hamidiyyeh .. take the side alleys.. you will discover shops you haven't seen and the bargains are MUCH better. Also, try Bikdash icecream, its a traditional iceream made by beating milk, arabian gum, flower water in a big iced bucket. Great experience. Last time i was there was in 2009. I hope things calm down... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

From ice-cream markets to gold shops through clothes, leather and many other things all are under one roof and cheap, it is an old historical market building were thousands of people are there every day.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This was a great experience to wrap up the end of my trip to Syria. I ended up getting all my presents for family there. Great energy and vibe, VERY highly recommended! I visted easlier than Dec 2012, but that was the earliest date this site would let me put in. I went about a year or so before the... More 

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Paphos, Cyprus
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

a huge bazaar where the are alleys sellin gold, spices, clothing, silks, and gifts from your trip. Excellent value, it is an experience to remember. The smell of hand made soaps and frankinsence and perfumes abound. Make sure you take plenty of syrian pounds, although euros and dollars accepted.

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