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Address: Palmyra, Syria
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Spectacular panoramas and history

We approached Palmyra from the mountains with the medieval fort perched atop. What a view! Palmyra in all it's glory! I could imagine how it might have looked when it was a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Maine
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We approached Palmyra from the mountains with the medieval fort perched atop. What a view! Palmyra in all it's glory! I could imagine how it might have looked when it was a bustling city! During our two day stay in the neighboring town we had the opportunity to visit Palmyra ruins several times, including clambering up the remains of one... More 

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Damascus, Syria
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313 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Palmyra was one of the best preserved and largest of all Roman Cities within the Middle East. It has so many very interesting places within it enormous site. One must spend the minimum of one full day to see all interesting places within the Ancient City called Palmyra! In the past I had always stayed for two or three days... More 

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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

I visited Palmyra on five occasions between 2008 and 2010. Five because it was so special and so unique it felt like a sanctuary from modern life, a grounding experience where the contemporary subsides in importance in front of the past. Watching the sunset from the castle was a life experience every time. Riding the camels was fun, eating and... More 

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New York
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51 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

Visited Palymra in 2000 and in 1997. Given the recent events, I felt obligated to write on it. Having visited 75 or so countries, Palmyra and the Grand Canyon are my two most favorite sites in the world. It is very difficult to believe, as you drive towards Palmyra, what you will stumble upon. The site is enormous, the lack... More 

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Monterrey, Mexico
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Awesome historic site, everything is really amazing, the ruins, the castle, the camels. Must go (if still standing)

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Malaysia
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Massive and many many Columns appearing out of nowhere, whilst driving towards the site was incredible. Wow ! One of the the largest Roman ruin I have ever seen.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

Walking through the ruins, feeling the atmoshpere, an amazing trip. Even more when stumbling on passionated archeologists who explain the hitory of this magnificient place.

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Manchester
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 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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