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Address: between the Citadel and the Omayyad Mosque, Damascus, Syria
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Damascus is noted for the most famous Souq in all of the Middle East, and is called: Hamidiyah Souq!

Damascus is noted for the most famous Souq in all of the Middle East, and is called: Hamidiyah Souq! This has been a main-stay for shopping for thousands of years, yes thousands... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
ThomasfromDamascus
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Damascus, Syria
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Damascus, Syria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Damascus is noted for the most famous Souq in all of the Middle East, and is called: Hamidiyah Souq! This has been a main-stay for shopping for thousands of years, yes thousands of years. Hamidiyah Souq route is first along the side of the famous Damascus Citadel and runs the entire length to end to the front entrance of the... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

I visited in Summer of 2010 before the war started and Souq-Hamidiyyeh is one of the highlights of my trip. I spent a lot of time around the old city so I visited a number of times. A real historical souq. I am not sure of the status of the area now, but it was spectacular.

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Damascus, Syria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Very nice place to see the old Architecture and buy a nice souvenir, artists sell their work, great Fabrics, paintings, handmade, and wooden.

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

can't forget my visit it was like a nice dream in the past. for me it was wonderful experience and a memory will never forget

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Thank eman68us
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

Not as practical as other souks in Damas, but you have to visit at least once. Make sure to take a local with you to get the best price, but most of the time, the vendors are extremely friendly. You will always receive a gift whether you buy or not. Syrians are extremely cordial.

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Kuala Lumpur
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

We visited Damascus for Christmas 2009 a few months before the civil war started. Unlike souks we visited in Morocco, Istanbul and Cairo , no one hassled us and generally left us to look through the shops a tour own pace. Shopkeepers were very polit and there were definitely no pressure to buy. Shops sold spices, herbal teas and the... More 

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Damascus, Syria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

This complete ancient mall has everything you need in one place . Covered and heat controlled without electricity. Fun to be there every time with traditional atmosphere around you in every step you take.you can shop almost everything then go to old traditional houses that are transferred to restaurants or visit old khans. It is the best journey inside Damascus... More 

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Damascus
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

Remembering the days before this whole ordeal began, gives me a sense of ease. When you enter the walls of the old city... Walking towards the souk and all its charms, you can feel how the atmosphere has completely change. The air is different... It's chilly... Smells... Sights... A true sensation. And within those very walls, you can find not... More 

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Damascus, Syria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

It's not one market, there are many specialised markets, such as the wool market, the silver market, and the brides market. They are considered the cheapest and most diverse markets in Syria.

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Tra Vinh, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

Actually I was in Damascus in 2009, before the war began. The Bakdash shop is a mecca for those who want some of the best 'ice cream' or pudding in the world. Forget about getting your own table, it is always too crowded. The souk is huge with a lofty 3 story high ceiling and Avery varied array of goods

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