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Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Hamah
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Owner description: 17 Famous Water Wheels
Townsville, Queensland
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed May 10, 2010

We only visited the Hama water wheels as it was part of our tour itinery and even then the tour leader tried to talk us out of it, but there is always one person who wants to see everything ...
So we get off the bus to look at the water wheel - there is no water and the wheel has been completely rebuilt without the buckets which would enable the wheel to turn, if there was any water there to start with.
If your tour guide gives you an option - DON'T BOTHER and head straight for Aleppo or Damascus (depending if you are heading north or south)

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London, United Kingdom
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“Wonderfully vibrant scenic and Historic”
Reviewed June 14, 2009

A welcome stop on route to Palmyra, and an excellent place to have lunch in a fab old villa Aspasia just inside the old city. A local speciality rice in yoghurt served with either chicken or lamb,topped with fried bread is highly recommended.After lunch leaving the Villa, turn left, travel back in time through narrow paved streets with medival style buildings.Take the covered passage left between the mosque and river,there are several artists workshops on the left worth a visit, where paintings are made from coffee.Follow the narrow alleyway with its old houses and overhanging Ottoman balconies that run parallel to the Orantes river and waterwheels, Slient and traffic free !! Through a covered passageway turn right and a short walk takes you onto the bridge over the river with great views of the waterwheels

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