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“Very sanitized for Western Tourists” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Souq al-Hamidiyyeh

Souq al-Hamidiyyeh
between the Citadel and the Omayyad Mosque, Damascus, Syria
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Ranked #3 of 29 attractions in Damascus
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Sydney, Australia
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208 reviews 208 reviews
111 attraction reviews
Reviews in 107 cities Reviews in 107 cities
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
“Very sanitized for Western Tourists”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Although this souk is still frequented by the local population it has been modernised to the extent that at time it seems as if you are in a shopping mall. There is none of the donkeys laden with goods, tiny alleys and aromas of spices in sacks, instead there are motor cars, spices in Maggi tins and few alley ways like the Aleppo souk.

Having said that this souk is still a must visit for it's Ice Cream shop, Omayyid Mosque and the very occasional now, tea shop where the locals sit smoking there Hookah pipes.

Visited January 2012
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Tehran, Iran
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

Ancient and beautiful but not a good place for shopping,if you want to shop remember to haggle ;)

Visited July 2011
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Damascus, Syria
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Amazing Souq”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

you can't visit Damascus without walking through this amazing souq.
I highly recommend!

Visited September 2011
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Amman, Jordan
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Crowded”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

crowded, but deserves a walk to see all the shops
and dont be afraid do enter the small streets

Visited December 2011
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Manama, Bahrain
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“i love it there”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2011

i relly love itso much i what with my family and i buy lots of suttfe and i eat icecearm

Visited November 2010
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