Khan Asaad Basha

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THOMASFROMDAMASCUS
Damascus, Syria3,325 contributions
Feb 2021
The Khan Assad Basha Al Azem is located in the Old City of Damascus in the Al- Buzuriyah Souq. We visit this Khan often as they have many art exhibitions and a nice small coffee shop. It is always a nice ‘resting spot’ after a hectic day within the many old Souq’s within the Old City of Damascus.
This Khan was built in 1751 under the Ottoman Empire and was always the largest Caravanserai in the Old City. When you sit within this famous Khan it is nice to rethink its’ glorious past with many Caravan’s stopping in the city of Damascus to trade. You look at the main entrance and you know its’ very high vaulted ceiling were built to accommodate the thousands of camels that had entered in over two hundred years.
The Khan is between the famous Al-Hamidiyah Souq and the renowned Medhat Basha Souq and called Straight Street.
I simply love the Ottoman architecture as they used many high domes throughout this large 2,500 square meter Caravanserai.
So if you want to simply relax and indulge yourself in the ancient history of Damascus a stop by the Khan Assad Basha Al Azem is a must!
Written February 20, 2021
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Flat_Planet
New York City, NY313 contributions
Mar 2011
This is the largest Khan in Damascus, built in the 19th century, it features the alternating black and white stone architecture so familiar in Damascus, great vaulted domes, a center piece fountain, etc. Overall, its a very impressive place. And here is the bonus: it is now an art museum / cafe, making it one of the few places in the souk where you can get away from the crowds and sit down and have a coffee or tea. This little oasis is on one of the streets running north and south, connecting the Hamidiya Souk with Medhat Pasha street, just south of the Azem Palace.
Written April 10, 2011
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M.Musaed Yafi
Damascus, Syria44 contributions
Oct 2018 • Friends
It's very nice place , located at Bzorya Market in old city , it's one of beautiful Ottoman Antiquities remains since more two hundred years
Written November 10, 2018
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Kevork G
Beirut, Lebanon58 contributions
Feb 2018 • Friends
i walk around this old areaat 2001ivisited 2 times i rwaly enjoyed beautiful old city with old design and u can find anything u neeed
Written February 25, 2018
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THOMASFROMDAMASCUS
Damascus, Syria3,325 contributions
Oct 2015
We have just visited the Khan in the Old City of Damascus and it was great. A great place to just sit and rest inside a great building. Very relaxing place in the hectic Old City of Damascus!!
Written October 10, 2015
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Firas E
Damascus, Syria51 contributions
The place is very nice located with one of the oldest souks in damascus with fountain in the middle , using the black and grey colors on the walls and the big patio in the middle makes the shadow and the light effects
Written November 12, 2014
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eddnash
Detroit49 contributions
if you want to see an ancient hotel this is the one..among more than a hunderd other khans in many syrian cities this is the best preserved and restored, and very centrally located one minute walk from the Omayyad mosque.

ibuilt 1750 and a fine example of Ottoman style islamic architecture with large imposing structure, numerous domes and many many rooms for travellers in 2 floors, a central courtyard and a fountain.

I visited it during my trip in June when it hadan exhibition in the first floor for a very small fee (less than 2 dollars if I am not mistaken).

dont miss it when you are in Old Damscus
Written November 4, 2009
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Talal
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia44 contributions
Oct 2016 • Couples
A khan ful of every thing where you can enjoy the view very near by shops or the negotiation with the sellers. interesting time in the old souq
Written September 30, 2017
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Damien Mc Sweeney
Cork, Ireland154 contributions
Jul 2017 • Couples
This Khan in the spice souk in the Old City of Damascus a great place to just sit and relax and admire the ceilings, fountain and building itself. A small cafe inside provides refreshments and the entrance fee of SYP 400 (US 80 cents) is well worth it
Written July 31, 2017
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Tarek S
Jordan3 contributions
Aug 2014 • Friends
This place gives me an amazing feeling every time I visit it, specially when the music is on or artists plays their instruments the relaxing music, and when they exhibit Art Works such as paintings, sculptures, designs, photographs and much more it gives a really inspiration with these things in this place.
Never forget those feelings when I'm there :)
Written July 6, 2015
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