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Site of Palmyra

Address: Palmyra, Syria
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Ranked #1 of 13 things to do in Palmyra
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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106 reviews 106 reviews
47 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
22 helpful votes 22 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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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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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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55 reviews 55 reviews
8 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
54 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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