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Syria Overview

Posted in on 5-14-13

Syria Overview

Syria (الجمهوريّة العربيّة السّوريّة Al-Jumhuriya al-`Arabiya as-Suriya, the Syrian Arab Republic [1]) is one of the larger states of the Middle East and has its...

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Regions in Syria

Posted in on 5-14-13

Regions in Syria

Syria officially has 14 governorates, but the following conceptual division makes more sense for travelers: Regions of Syria Northwestern Syria Aleppo, one of the oldest cities in the...

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Cities in Syria

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Cities in Syria

Damascus — The capital and the oldest city alive Aleppo — a large souk and ancient citadel with great views Deir-az-Zur — a desert town on the Euphrates River bank Hama —...

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Understand Syria

Posted in on 5-14-13

Understand Syria

Syria has a population of 21,906,000 people (UN, 2009 estimate), of which 6 million are concentrated in the capital Damascus. A moderately large country (185,180 sq km or 72,150 sq miles),...

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Get in Syria

Posted in on 5-14-13

Get in Syria

Visas [3] are needed for most individual travelers. These are available in 6-month (single/multiple entry), 3-month (single) and 15 day (land borders only) versions. Citizens of Arab...

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Get around in Syria

Posted in on 5-14-13

Get around in Syria

By taxi The taxis (usually yellow, and always clearly marked) are an easy way to get around Damascus, Aleppo and other cities. Arabic would be helpful: most taxi drivers do not speak...

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Do in Syria

Posted in on 5-14-13

Do in Syria

Take a scenic tour. Travel from Latakia (beach), Syrian Coast and Mountains (Safita tower, Mashta hikes and cave Marmarita: Virgin Mary memorial, St George Monastery, Crac des Chevaliers,...

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Buy in Syria

Posted in on 5-14-13

Buy in Syria

The unit of currency in Syria is the Syrian pound or ‘lira’ (£S). All prices are now in even numbers of pounds, so the subdivision ‘piastre’ is obsolete. Exchange...

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