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Bosra, an important tourist destination in the south of Syria

After about eight years of pause because of the terrorist war launched against Syria, the city of Bosra has returned as one of the most important tourist  destinations in Syria due to its historical and archaeological importance.

Director of the Tourist Chamber in the Southern area Ammar al-Hashish said that most of the tourist facilities in the city were restored and are ready to receive tourist groups, noting that the old city received more than 30 tourist delegations from Sweden, France, Holland, Switzerland and Canada.

In turn, Head of Bosra archaeological department Ala'a al-Saleh said that the city witnesses two weekly visits  by Chinese and European delegations.

 Bosra is one of the most important  archaeological and historical sites in Syria as it houses ruins from Roman, Byzantine, and Muslim eras. Moreover, Nabataean and Roman monuments, Christian churches, mosques and Madrasas (schools)  can also be seen in the city.

However, the city's main feature is the second century Roman amphitheater, constructed probably under Trajan, which has been integrally preserved. It was fortified between 481 and 1251 AD.

 Al-Omari Mosque is one of the oldest surviving mosques in Islamic history, and the Madrasah Mabrak al-Naqua is one of the oldest and most celebrated of Islam.

 The Cathedral of Bosra is also a building of considerable importance in the annals of early Christian architecture.

In short, the city is considered an important witness to the great consecutive civilizations that flourished on the Syrian soil over different periods.

K.Q.

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