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Find out what to see and do when travelling or backpacking around Syria.

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Damascus, Syria
The city of Damascus has been in existence since around 10000BC and visitors certainly get a feel for long and varied history. Wander around the maze of small streets in the old city and see the many souks and mosques with their ornate minarets.
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Aleppo, Syria
This Red Sea resort is the perfect place to unwind with some snorkelling or scuba diving amongst the coral reefs. The backdrop of the desert and mountains is dramatic and also offers some decent hiking opportunities.
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Bosra, Syria
This archaeological site boasts a mix of Roman and Arabic buildings. Famed for its distinctive black basalt stone, you can visit the Roman theatre and also see the imposing Arab citadel.
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Krak des Chevaliers, Syria
Krak des Chevaliers
Meaning 'Castle of the Knights' this is perhaps the best known of all the Crusader Castles. Spend a day here and marvel at the well preserved castle complete with both the inner and outer walls and a keep. Due to its position at around 750m above sea level it is possible to catch an amazing sunrise or sunset if you are lucky.
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The Dead Cities, Syria
The Dead Cities
Situated in the north-west of the country, these abandoned Byzantine towns such as Al Bara and Serjilla boast an impressive amount of well-preserved basilicas, monasteries, villa and baths. There are supposedly over 700 such towns and villages in this desolate area.
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