Syria Travel Guide
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Syria Tourism, Syria Tourist Attraction - Hama
Hama is one of the attractive towns between Aleppo and Damascus to explore nearby ruins. Orontes River flows through Hama with trees lined banks and gardens and ancient, groaning water wheels known as norias, measuring up to 20m in diameter are the central attractions of the town. The wheels were built centuries ago to provide water for the town and for irrigation. The wheels and blocks on which they are mounted are wooden, and the friction between the two produces a moaning noise that pervades the air of central Hama. The norias in the middle of town are set in a lovely park, where children swim between the wheels. Other things to see in Hama include the Grand Mosque and Azem Palace of 18th century, with some interesting artifacts and a pleasant shady courtyard. Soak into the Hama's atmosphere; try the outdoor café on the banks of the river for a coffee, a nargileh and a game of backgammon.
Syria Travel Informations and Jordan Travel Guide
Syria Etymology - Syria Politics: Constitution & Government - Human Rights - Emergency Law - Syria Administrative Divisions
Syria Geography - Syria Economy: Foreign Trade - Transport - Syria Demographics - Syria Ethnic Groups - Syria Religion
Syria Languages - Education in Syria - Syria Military - Syria Culture - Music of Syria - Syrian Literature
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
Syria Tourist Attractions: Damascus - Aleppo - Krak des Chevaliers - Palmyra - Bosra
Dead Cities - Hama - Qala'at Samaan