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Serene

Never been to a place like this in all my travels. It is steeped with mystery and has a feel of sereneness that I have never experienced before.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 9, 2015
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Nairobi Region, Kenya
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Nairobi Region, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Never been to a place like this in all my travels. It is steeped with mystery and has a feel of sereneness that I have never experienced before.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

THis site is eerie in that the whole population up and left without leaving clues at to why. THey church and the baths are well preserved as are a few houses, one even has a arch inside showing how they built second floors. Some of the theories about why they left are economic, religious or drought as the villiage was... More 

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Faro, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

I love abandoned places and Serjilla was one of the most amazing of the kind I visited. The misty weather definitely helped, bringing an extra dramatic atmosphere. Also the fact that there was absolutely nobody there was good.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2011

There are a number of "Dead Cities" in this part of Syria, basically ancient ghost towns. Serjilla is supposed to be the most intact one and my wife and I found it fascinating, very fun to explore on your own. It is has several good informational markers throughout. It "opens" at 9AM but there are no barriers to entry so... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2010

It's further than I expected the drive from Aleppo to Serjilla, but if you take the right route you'll be treated to a snaking piece of black top through some nicely undulating olive and fruit orchards, connecting up a series of these Dead Cities. It's fastenating to wander through these old settlements and Serjilla is well presented, with multi-lingual information... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2009

The Dead City of Serjilla is just too cool. It's a series of abandoned stone buildings that once comprised an obviously bustling urban center. These days, you can see everything from in-tact buildings to crumbling ones. There are no paintings that I could see, but there were some carvings, intact arches, and two-level houses. I highly recommend a visit. There's... More 

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