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Souq al-Bizuriyyah (Sweet Souq)

Damascus, Syria
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Ranked #1 of 1 Shopping in Damascus
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping
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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I visited this great Souq with two Syrian friends who were explaining every detail about this Souq located in the middle part of old Damascus the oldest inhabited city in the world . And it was a wonderful experience , as this Souq is not only for sweets , but we can find the wide variety of spices , and... More 

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Cairo
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2010

You should visit this market, if you are interested in buying Syrian spices and nuts like pistachio and dried fruits. You have to do your best to get the best price there.

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Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
41 attraction reviews
243 helpful votes 243 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2008

The Souq al-Bizuriyyah, or Spice Bazaar, threads it's way between Straight Street and the Azem Palace. The strong scent of spices, together with the beautiful, original architecture of the doorways to Khan Assad Pasha and the Hammam Nur Ad-din adds to the sensation of stepping into another world. It is a daily part of life for locals as well as... More 

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Damascus, Syria
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2008

This market is very close to Hamidiyah and the Omyad Mosque and is a fascinating array of spice and herbs shops. You will find some sweets shops also and there is an old traditional "Hammam" located there which is still in use. A bit further along in the centre of the Market there is an Arabian Inn called "Khan assad... More 

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