© Ivern Photo / age fotostock
Syria in pictures - Damas
In brief +
FCO travel update: the FCO advises against all travel to the whole of Syria; British nationals in Syria are urged to leave now by commercial means.
Syria will fascinate tourists with its ancient stones: the Palmyre colonnades, Omeyyade mosques in Damas, souks, hammams, mosques, churches and monuments in Halap. It is a gripping destination where even amateurs will enjoy historically rich Syrian architecture, art and craft. The country is made up of 13 regions, but two thirds of Syria is desert; hence the population lives in the west of the country, along the coast and between the major areas of Halap and Damas. There is a stark contrast between the modern Syria of big cities and the more authentic Syria of the hinterlands.
Damas© Ivern Photo / age fotostock
Alep© Angela Prati / age fotostock
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