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Syria is one of the larger states of the Middle East and has its capital and largest city in Damascus.The best time to visit Syria is during the summers and winters. The spring and fall are also have pleasant temperatures. Syria is a multi-ethnic country, made up of several ethnic groups, with 6 being largest ethnic groups. The population are split into Muslims, Christians and Jews. It's popular foods are chickpea patties, kebab, shawarma, and grilled chicken. Arabic is the official language spoken here.
For public transportation, you can use either the trains, buses, taxis and boats. Most parts of Syria is now completely safe to visit, especially the capital,vDamascus is just as safe as big European cities.
Syria Is home to historical sites, mountains, deserts and fertile plains. It celebrates the Cotton Festival, Silk Road Festival, Bosra Festival and the Desert Festival.
Some of the fascinating festivals to attend while visiting Syria are:
National Museum of Damascus: this is one of the most impressive museums nationwide, it provides contextual information about the country’s ruins.
Al Azm Palace: this is one of the most beautiful historical Islamic palaces in the world. The architectural beauty of the Palace embodies the traditional Damascene house with its colorful marbles, cascading fountain, peaceful courtyard and different quarters. Today the Azm Palace houses the Museum of Arts and Popular Traditions in Damascus.
Saladin Castle: is another magnificent example of castle architecture. This castle is a proverbial fortress, featuring walls that are five meters thick and a trench nearly 30 meters deep surrounding it. Towers, stables, a cistern and a palace with baths are still visible within the castle walls today.
Souq al-Hamidiyya: is an open air market at the entrance of the Old City of Damascus. Visitors can find everything from handicrafts made by locals to mass produced merchandise being sold here.
There are over 10,000 hotels and apartments to stay in Syria, so you will be spoiled for choice especially when in Damascus.
Syria key facts
How do I travel out of Syria?Get Visa from Syria
For Syrians looking to travel out of the country. You can check out the list of destinations, how to Get Visa to those countries, Embassies in Syria and Visa Free Countries for Syrian passport holders
Common Questions Travellers Ask About Syria
What currency is used in Syria?
Syrian Pound is the official currency used.
Is English spoken here?
Quite a good number of people speak English here.
Is the tap water safe to drink?
Generally, you can't drink the tap water because it's usually unfiltered. It is better to drink bottled water.
Are there accommodation options in Syria?
There are a lot of accommodation options especially in Damascus to stay in, whenever you are in Syria.
What's the best way to get around the cities?
Using local buses are the best way to get around the cites.