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Syria Tourism, Syria Tourist Attraction - Aleppo

Aleppo is Syria's second largest city known as halab by the locals. It has been a trading centre since Roman times. It is a great place with its fascinating covered souqs, citadel, museum and khans. The citadel dominates the city at the eastern end of the souqs. A bridge on the southern side, leading to the 12th-century fortified gate, spans its moat. Inside, the fort is mostly ruins, but the throne room above the entrance has been lavishly restored. The only surviving buildings from the original citadel are a small 12th-century mosque and the 13th-century great mosque. The fabulous covered souqs are the city's main attractions. On the northern edge of the souqs is the Great Mosque Al-Jamaa al-Kebir, with a freestanding minaret built in 1090. The city's National Museum has a fine collection of artefacts from Mari, Ebla and Ugarit.

Travel Quotes:

The attention of a traveller, should be particularly turned, in the first place, to the various works of Nature, to mark the distinctions of the climates he may explore, and to offer such useful observations on the different productions as may occur. William Bartram

Reminds me of my safari in Africa. Somebody forgot the corkscrew and for several days we had to live on nothing but food and water. W. C. Fields

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Syria Geography - Syria Economy: Foreign Trade - Transport - Syria Demographics - Syria Ethnic Groups - Syria Religion
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Syria History: Eblan civilization - Antiquity and early Christian era - Islamic era - Ottoman Era
French Mandate - Instability and Foreign Relations: Independence to 1967 - Six Day War and Aftermath
Baath Party Rule Under Hafezc Al-Assad, 1970-2000 - 21st Century
Syrian Territorial Problems: Turkish-Syrian Dispute Over Iskandaron Province - Israeli Annexation of the Golan Heights

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