Syria Travel Guide
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Syria Tourism, Syria Tourist Attraction - Krak des Chevaliers
The remarkably well-preserved Krak des Chevaliers is one of Syria's prime attractions. Krac des Chevaliers, guarding the only major pass between Antakya in Turkey and Beirut in Lebanon, was built and expanded between 1150 and 1250 and eventually housed a garrison of 2000. The castle has two parts: an outside wall with 13 towers and an inside wall and keep. The two are separated by a moat that was used to fill the baths and water the horses. Walk through the main entrance, an imposing gate in the 5m-thick thick wall and past the towers that defended the castle, and you enter a courtyard. A corridor covered in delicate carvings leads to a large vaulted hall, where you can see an old oven, a well and some latrines. The top floor of the Tower of the Daughter of the King is now a café with great views. It is possible to stay in the castle area, or you can make an easy day trip from Tartus, Homs or Hama.
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