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Site of Palmyra

Palmyra, Syria
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Ranked #1 of 13 attractions in Palmyra
Type: Historic Sites
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Manchester
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

There is something deeply evocative about Queen Zenobia's city in the desert. It rose from the desert sands in the 1st century, and by the 3rd century is was in a position to challenge Rome. But Queen Zenobia was defeated, and taken to Rome in golden chains. And the book 'King Jesus' claims that Jesus lived here too. A superb... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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46 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

A must see if you're in this part of the world, should civil rest come to pass before all traces of any civilization are raised to the ground. This was a settlement of a Roman centurion and holds the secrets of a fantastic tale of locals who fell in love with his wife, the Centurians suspicious death, and her control... More

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Paphos, Cyprus
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Driving through the desert from Damascus to the ancient city of Queen Zenobia, Palmyra, is a treat in iteself Bedhouin tents in the middlw of the desert and a welcome stop for a drink at the friendly Baghdad Cafe. We continued past the signs to Iraq and suddenly like a mirage the city slowly appears. It is huge. Lots still... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

What an experience! From Damascus, driving down to Palmyra and seeing some amazing sights was exhilarating! The hypogeums ("Valley of the Tombs"), going to one of the oldest churches where Aramaic is still spoken, the colonnades and the arches, it's all worth a visit if you ever get a safe chance! Btw, Roman construction was perhaps the largest construction ever... More

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dubai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

Beauty, exclusive, has no rival in the whole world. Sunrise, sunset, amazing monument and archeological wonders, great people. Hope things calm down and you should plan your visit immediately. Unforgettable amazing place.

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manchester
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

we were lucky to go there a few years back, hope it is still undamaged. Fantastic site in a desert setting. Good hostel in the town of Tadmor adjacent to the ruins. Temple of Baal and Vespasians Camp plus funery monuments. The ancient ruins are extensive and take more than a day to see them properly. You can drive the... More

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Washington, DC
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

one of the most amazing sites of Roman era ruins in the world. so fortunate to have seen it before the region imploded (Dec 2010).

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Flensburg, Germany
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78 reviews 78 reviews
53 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Breathtaking site in the middle of the desert, with an ancient arab citadel overlooking the actual site. There is an ancient temple (Bhaal temple) not far from the site that you should check out as well. Also a museum with stuff found on the site (including 1st century silk imported from China), not to big so it's worth going to... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

In the middle of the desert lost city - fantastic adventure! Don't mind the ever-present annoying local salesman (you just need to get use to them).

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Wollongong, Australia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
49 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

We were fortunate to almost have the entire site to ourselves. It is huge and full of amazing archeological sites. Our guide Fadi was so informative with his knowledge of local history going way back. So much history that it is hard taking it all in. By taking lots of photos and making notes each night I made a DVD... More

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