Palmyra attracts more foreign tourists after liberating it from terrorism

Palmyra, bride of the desert, today is attracting more foreign tourists to see this archeological city which enjoys a prestigious position in the history of civilization and culture in addition to getting acquainted with the systematic destruction which the city has gone through at the hands of Daesh terrorists.

After two years of liberating Palmyra from terrorism, tourists are currently arriving in the city overwhelmed with happiness to see it and to tour its archeological site, while at the same time they feel sorry for the systematic destruction and sabotage which affected some of the city’s edifices.

The tourists expressed full confidence that the parties concerned in Syria and the international ones will mobilize their efforts in order to restore the city to its previous state.

Tourist delegations comprising specialists, researchers who are interested in the international human heritage, artists and journalists have visited Palmyra over the past few months to get acquainted with its history and to access its archeological monuments.

Tourist Gabriel Desibera who is a manager of a civil airport in France said in a statement to SANA’s reporter:  “I came with a French tourist group to visit the archeological ruins in Palmyra and to get acquainted with the destruction inflicted on some of its parts due to the attacks launched by ISIS Takfiri terrorists”.

“The damages inflicted  by the enemies of culture on the heritage of the richest historical city in the world is a shame on all humanity, particularly as Palmyra is considered the cradle of cultural innovation  plus Palmyra’s charming buildings and decorated arches narrate the history of its queen Zenobia,” Desibera said.

Due to its monuments which spread in a vast and integrated archeological area, Palmyra matches the most important archeological sites in the world and maybe it is more beautiful, the tourist said, depicting Palmyra as a large open-air museum.

For her part, tourist Iven said that the archeological city of Palmyra enjoys wide fame and a prestigious historical and cultural position as it is an ancient oasis where palm and olive trees grow in the heart of the desert.

“The brutality of extremism which usurped some of the city’s beauty and its unique architectural character requires exerting efforts by the international organizations to restore the elegance to its archeological monuments which are enlisted by  UNESCO World Heritage”, she added.

Inas Abdulkareem