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Glad I saw it

I was lucky enough to visit Palmyra before the war. It was one of the best preserved Roman era... read more

Reviewed April 13, 2017
Ben M
Best Roman Ruins in the World

You can go to Italy and see a lot of Roman ruins. But the crowds kill you. You can go to Palmyra... read more

Reviewed January 24, 2017
TravelOften1968
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Reviewed April 13, 2017

I was lucky enough to visit Palmyra before the war. It was one of the best preserved Roman era sites in the Middle East. There was a hotel right next to the ruins. It wasn't very crowded, and you could explore day or night. It's...More

1  Thank Ben M
Reviewed January 24, 2017

You can go to Italy and see a lot of Roman ruins. But the crowds kill you. You can go to Palmyra and see the most spectacular Roman ruins with about six souls in sight and the only people hassling you are the occasional hawker...More

2  Thank TravelOften1968
Reviewed September 16, 2016

I visited Palmyra in June 2005 and besides the bedouins who live there me and a friend and my daughter were the only people there, absolutely beyond beautiful. My daughter hired a horse from a bedouin boy and explored on horseback while i eplored on...More

3  Thank caz-moonspell
Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

It was a great place to visit in 1996. I was there as a teenager. I miss Syria. I hope for peace in Syria.

1  Thank Josh V
Reviewed January 13, 2016

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...More

2  Thank zengeos
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...More

3  Thank ThomasfromDamascus
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...More

1  Thank Matt L
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...More

7  Thank MichaelNewYork
Reviewed September 4, 2015

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

1  Thank chalex2015
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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Have they finished restoring the Lion of Al-lat? How did the community react to its destruction?
November 1, 2016|
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Response from caz-moonspell | Reviewed this property |
Sorry i dont know, i last visited Palmyra in 2005
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