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Address: between the Citadel and the Omayyad Mosque, Damascus, Syria
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The souq is still a bustling area with many traders and shops selling their wares. There are very few tourists and you do create a few stares and this can make you uncomfortable... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Amman, Jordan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

The souq is still a bustling area with many traders and shops selling their wares. There are very few tourists and you do create a few stares and this can make you uncomfortable as the armed soldiers watch your moves. You are not able to take photos of any of the security areas so be careful with your camera as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

You can't visit Damascus without walking through the market. Souq Al-Hamidiyyeh has many store fronts and shop owners offering their products. Similiar to a bazzar but it enclosed with a metal awning. A lot of fun and a great feel of how and where the syrian locals shop.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Breaks my heart to think that a place like this might have disappeared. It was really beautiful piece of history. Visited that around 2005

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

marvelous place & souks , a lots of dress , under ware , women clothes ...a very amazing experience when you walk inside this bazaar....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Ive been there a few times. Every time i go i end up having a great time. Unlike other supposedly authentic spots in other countries, this is full of "culture". You see "real" people going about their daily lives.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

This is the busiest souq in Damascus. It's always booming with merchants and buyers. It's very safe for foreigners any time of day (not taking the occasional mortar into consideration) People are friendly and there's an incredible variety of regional products at local prices. (don't even bother bargaining here, prices are fair and the people need the help) If you... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

What a treat this market is!!! This is one of several gates that allow you to enter into the Old City of Damascus. Being a Pedestrian only entrance, you will find plenty of shops under the "gun shot" roof that covers you from the shade. Apparently the holes in the roof happened during one of the wars, probably between the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I actually lost in this amazing widespread bazaar . The main lane is too long and every 100 meter, ,there is another lane is both side directions.

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Damascus, Syria
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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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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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