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“Best View of Damascus”

Ranked #7 of 41 things to do in Damascus
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Reviewed October 22, 2012

Driving up the Mount Qassioun for the city view, day or night, is a must. It gets really crowded and noisy at night and on weekends. The place is very basic with little (if none) services. People go there for the view and to simply hang out. Afternoons and nights are more likely to be active with more cars passing by playing loud music. You will find mobile canteens selling snacks and hot/cold drinks...

It is also the best place to experience new years eve (was there in December 31, 2010) where you could get a top view of fireworks all over the city...

After spending a day at Damascus, you could buy your lunch or dinner and head to Mount Qassioun and do what the locals do... eat, walk, talk and enjoy the view..

I would certainly go back to this place, again and again..

1  Thank M Rabie A
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Reviewed April 6, 2012

without any exaggerations the view from Qassion is triple times better than the view from the Eiffel Tower. Without any doubt you can't miss this extra-ordinary view. I highly recommend

1  Thank Sarah R
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Reviewed March 4, 2012

Beautiful site and view, average restaurants, go with a good camera, u can see all Damascus from above.

1  Thank Turabo
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Reviewed January 10, 2012

The City view is amazing, but don’t try any restaurant there specially the outdoor, not even to seat u will be charged
and there no city control there

1  Thank An27
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Reviewed December 13, 2011

The short drive up to the top of Mt. Qassioun is fun and the road is very new and wide!! The approach to the top you start to view the beautiful areas to the South of the city of Damascus. Now in the winter time Mt. Herman has a nice topping of snow!!

Once you get to the top there are a long stretch of coffee shops and plenty of places to park and enjoy the view of Damascus. I especially enjoy the sunset as all the mosques are calling for prayer and all have their minaret green lights on.

On the way around the top you then have a great view of the Northern suburbs of Damascus.

A must trip while in Damascus...

1  Thank ThomasfromDamascus
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