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Souq al-Hamidiyyeh

between the Citadel and the Omayyad Mosque, Damascus, Syria
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Ranked #2 of 29 Attractions in Damascus
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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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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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

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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6 helpful votes 6 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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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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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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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

The souk is one of the oldest part of the Damascus city. It is beautifully kept bustles with public and things are pretty cheap even by the rates at which they are placed. On the end of the souk is the famous Omayyad Mosque the size of a football field.The sherbet wallahs similar to what we have in Istanbul offering... More 

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Derby, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

really cheap no matter how much they try and put a price on tourists, if you visit damascus you got to visit this shopping place as its the oldest shopping place in syria and you must try the drinks that people wearing costumes are selling called 'tamir hindi'. A nice traditional place to visit for the locals and tourists will... More 

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