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Jan 3rd, 2008, 02:52 AM
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What to see in Syria?

Thinking of doing a 10 day trip to Syria in May. Anyone been there? Any opinions on the places I shouldn't miss? Best things to visit in Aleppo and Damascus?
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Jan 3rd, 2008, 04:36 PM
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Jan 4th, 2008, 02:03 PM
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I haven't been there, but have always wanted to see Krak des Chevaliers, the Crusader castle some consider the finest in the world.
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Jan 4th, 2008, 02:15 PM
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Damascus and Aleppo big dirty cities, so you've got to get out on the roads. At sights, at least you won't find crowds! I dream of Palmyra and Byblos - love old ruins.

Note: If American, there is a State Dept Warning. I don't believe it's a "no go", but see what they have to say.
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Jan 5th, 2008, 06:16 AM
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Have a look at the Lonely Planet's Thorn Tree forum.I have been researching an Egypt/Jordan/Syria trip and have found quite a bit of info there.
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