On the Mediterranean's eastern end, this once gradually liberalizing Arab country and up-and-coming travel destination possesses some gems of ancient history, including Aleppo, Palmyra, and various landmarks of Phoenician, Roman, and Crusades history. But it has been largely destroyed by a decade of brutal war, and our fervent hope is that it will recover and once again allow visitors to discover and explore its cultural and historic riches.

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'Dark tourism' on the rise in Syria - and opposed by some Syrians

Interesting piece not long ago in The Guardian on how some tour operators are promoting normalization of tourism in war-torn Syria and why some locals affected by the war are against it. How do you…Continue

Started by David Paul Appell Jan 30, 2020.

Touring Damascus in 2019

I just came across this female European vlogger's fascinating account of a visit to Damascus. It certainly looks like a very appealing city, and underscores how little the terrible war has touched…Continue

Started by Max Pesling Oct 7, 2019.

Syria - where it all began

Certainly one of the very few countries in the world to claim the status of "where it all began". No study of history of the world, of religions, culture and living cities can be completed without…Continue

Started by Mahmood M Poonja May 22, 2010.

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Comment by Paul Varmuza on November 20, 2018 at 11:49am

Wow, just read that Syria is starting to promote tourism again, to Damascus (with the partial reopening of its once impressive national museum), Aleppo, and Homs, hoping to attract 2 million visitors by the end of this year. Is it still too hard a sale to make?

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Comment by Nicholas Reardon on October 27, 2010 at 1:17pm
See the EU links to Syria
Comment by Tripatini on October 18, 2010 at 12:14pm
PLEASE CLICK HERE to help a member with a question on travel to Syria. Thanks!
Comment by Nicholas Reardon on September 20, 2010 at 1:16pm
Hi take a look at my slide show on syria

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