Syria’s tourism situation in 2020

Over the past years, Syria’s tourism sector has suffered severe blows as a result of the terrorist war and the coercive measures imposed on the country.

Great efforts have been exerted over the past period by the Syrian government and the civil society to recover tourism and restore its role as one of the pillars of national economy.

 Within this framework, the Ministry of Tourism intensified its efforts during 2020 to rehabilitate a number of damaged tourism facilities, to license new ones, to support development projects, to enhance internal and popular tourism and to strengthen investment and tourism cooperation with friendly countries through signing several agreements and memorandums of understanding.

"Esh Alshwha" … A Charming Village Embraced by Two Opposite Mountains

"Esh Alshwha", (Alshwha Nest) is a beautiful and quiet village in Wadi Al-Nadara, Homs Governorate. It got its name from "Al-Shuha" bird, which is a bird of prey that builds its nests in the village's nearby hills and still inhabits it until now, as it shares the land with its  inhabitants, and feeds on the preys that are on that land.

The village extends over an area of approximately 300 dunums, about 45 km from the city of Homs. It is adjacent to Al- Hosn from the west, Al-Tallah from the south, and Al- Hawash from the east and north, as it is considered the main entrance to the Al- Nadara Valley.

Al-Daghla Village ... A charming mountain view

The village of Al-Daghla has a unique natural scenery, as it is 800 meters above sea level, which makes it a natural observatory of the surrounding villages, giving Al-Nadarah valley a green  expanse. It is as lofty as mountains, and pure as the purity of snow.

The name of the village is derived from the word jungle, which is dense trees. The history of this village dates back to nearly 600 years ago, when some peasants who were working in feudal lands during the Ottoman occupation gathered in the forest, cut down trees, and built homes for them and their families, and so the village was formed.

Water of Zizoun spring in countryside of Daraa flows again after five-month drought

Daraa, (ST) - The Zizoun spring in the western countryside of Daraa returned to former water level after a drought that lasted 5 months due to the harsh over use of the spring  by digging wells  for agricultural purposes.

Engineer Muhammad Munir Al-Awda, Director of Water Resources, stated that the spring returned to its former flow with an abundance of 60 liters per second, pointing out that the start of the rainy season and the decline in water demand for agricultural purposes contributed to the return of water to the spring, which dried up in late June. He expects that spring water will rise to 200 liters per second.

The Director of Water Resources attributed the delay in the return of Al-Muzayrib Lake to its previous state due to the delay in the rainy season and to the presence of dozens of illegal wells .

Dweir Baabda ... a world of beautiful nature combining modernity and tradition

The village of Dweir Baabda in the countryside of the city of Jableh in  Lattakia is unique with its charming view on  the plains of Banias, Jabla and Lattakia, its picturesque landscapes, and its houses  which  combine modernity and tradition and  still symbolize the simple rural life.

The village is about 50 km from the city center of Lattakia and about 650 meters above  the sea level. 

Head of Dweir Baabda municipality Eng. Engineer Hussein al-Mouahad  said  that Dweir in Baabda is characterized by its fertile soil, which is suitable for planting all types of crops, such as citrus fruits, olives, apples and other fruit trees, in addition to seasonal vegetables and tobacco.

Al-Mouhad pointed out that the village contains a trade center and industrial workshops, in addition to a number of development projects under implementation, including a sewing workshop, food facilities and others for the manufacture of irrigation pipes and detergents.  These projects   would supply the market with local products and provide job opportunities for the people of the village and neighboring villages.