The Rough Guide to Syria

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Rough Guides, 2001 - Travel - 368 pages
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The Rough Guide to Syria is the essential guide to this compact but culturally rich Middle Eastern country. Features include: Thorough accounts of all the monuments, from the ancient remains at Palmyra and Ugarit to stately mosques and hilltop crusader castles. Practical advice on shopping in the souks of Damascus and Aleppo and exploring the desert plains. Informed guidance on how to travel independently, and where to eat and sleep, in every price range. Detailed background on the country's history, culture, architecture and politics.
  

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Contents

Getting there from the US and Canada
8
Getting there from neighbouring countries
14
Insurance
22
Getting around
30
PART
57
Damascus and around
59
Orientation
63
Information
69
ALEPPO AND AROUND 210250
210
Listings
237
Ain 0ara
244
Travel details
250
76
256
The National Museum
263
Oura Europos
266
Halebiye and Zalebiye 261 Qamishli
273

Old City
75
New City
88
Eating
98
IHE HAURAN AND THE GOLAN HEIGHTS 123141
22
Ezra
131
IHE ORONTES VALLEY 140173
148
Qalaat Shmaimis
171
Tartous176 Jableh
194
Amrit182 Ugarit
202
Safita189 Qardaha207
208
Heights
276
Tadmor modern Palmyral 278 Ancient Palmyra
282
Shahba
286
Qalaat ibn Maan
293
Historical framework
299
Religion
311
Art cinema and music
317
Index 336
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Andrew Beattie has traveled widely in the Arab and Islamic worlds, from Morocco to Borneo, and has written for Rough Guides and the Independent on Sunday.

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