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“why Takiyya Suleimaniah”

Reviewed August 22, 2012

it is unique in mixing old style of souk, and nature, and every thing is original. yet it needs more attention from specialized bodies, and there are many ideas to use to revive this place, like old style cafes some street musical performance, that are not resitricted to orintal modes, some street photography or quick portrait paintings, etc...
it has though some old botiques that sell oriental staff and some art shops for painters, but it needs more care and more ideas.
it used to be a place where poor people can come and eat, and even old hourses could be left to eat and kept till they die naturally, once they can not serve. it used to be a place for cats as well, to eat .
Takiyya in Arabic language, means a place that offers those in need free food or free stuff, and it is derived from the word, Itakaa, which literlly means ( you can rely on) whether physically or emotionally. in this case, it is phyiscally, where you can rely on this place for shelter or food, both people and animal.

Thank Khaled A
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Reviewed December 13, 2011

Simply dismiss the many store owners which are trying to get you into one of their shops and just look at the many sights in this famous souq! Don't forget to look up, as you will be amazed at the lovely architecture.

Thank Thomas W
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Reviewed May 10, 2009

very pleasant monument..it is an early Ottoman style mosque from the 1500's..
this style is reminiscnt of what you might see in Istanbul..with the numerous small domes and the pencil shaped minarets.
it houses a small military meuseum as well in the many rooms attached to the mosque..these rooms used to be a public shelter for the homeless and a historic nursing home!!!
attached to the complex is the lovely art bazar with inner courtyard where you can see glass making the way the phenicians made it for thousands of years..also wood work and embroidery shops..even if you are not buying its worth seeing.
the nice thing is that this complex is across the street fom the national meuseum so you can get both in one trip.

1  Thank eddnash
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Reviewed May 21, 2008

This is a great place where you can see some of the locals making items such as glass and paintings and embroidery. More relaxed than the main Souk. Dont forget to bargain hard.

1  Thank DurbanGal
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