Tourism in Syria is recovering: Russian Newspaper

Eight years after the crisis in Syria, the number of Russian tourists has increased marking the recovery of the country’s tourism, according to the Russian Kommersant newspaper. The newspaper said that some Russian tourist companies have launched regular flights to Syria.

In its report issued today, the newspaper clarified that Syria's tourism is promising and it is currently flourishing, indicating that thousands of Russian tourists wish to visit Syria.

Al Rastan.... Pages From History

A city in the center of the Orontes Valley located on a mound 20 km north of Homs. It is an ancient city that belongs to the second half of the second millennium BC.  A Hieroglyphic - Hittite board was discovered in it bearing the name of  Arkholetti Bin Toui, king of Hama. The city prospered during the  Aramaic Hellenistic eras and during the Roman age it was ruled by an Arab clan called Shmsigram and became an important cultural center, evidences of which are the mosaics and sarcophaguses discovered lately in it.

Qandil valley Enchanting beach ….. Famous honey

It’s believed that the name came from a large lamp which used to be placed as a cursor to the fishermen when approaching from the beach. It was a very large lamp which illuminates a large area of sea water and beach sand, and was placed either on the hills overlooking the village, from the side of birds mother village or on those hills that surround the area of Islam tower adjacent to the village.

Beach of Qandil valley is a beautiful place frequented by visitors to enjoy the sea water and the beauty of the mountain. It is a low spot of land which embraces some rivers as a result of the ongoing flood from Laurent dam near it, and on the northern side of it there is the sea.

An exploratory survey of the location of "Wadi al-Kohoof", Caves Valley in Halboun

Damascus,ST- Within the vision of the Ministry of Tourism to create new tourist destinations to include them on the tourist map, the Syrian Society for Exploration and Documentation carried out an exploratory survey of the location of Wadi Al-Kohoof in Halboun, in the Damascus countryside, in order to highlight  and document the archaeological caves in it. Several activities have already been carried out in this mountainous area to determine the nature of this valley and the possibility of preparing  sites for some mountain sports.

It is worth mentioning that the hills of Halboun are one of the most exotic and exceptional natural sites that are very rich in biodiversity at the level of geological nature and the topography of the earth, in addition to the presence of important archaeological and historical sites in this area.

Bzourieh market in the heart of Damascus: Sweetened, perfumed and … healing

Souk Bzourieh: One of the largest roofed bazaars inside the old city, crossing souk Madhat Pasha in a cross called Madanat alShahm, and ends near Azem Palace. It was built during the Seleucid period 1057 AD, and renewed in the Ottoman period by Husein Nazem Pasha 1895-1911 who has a good hand in covering most of the old souks of Damascus.

In Bzourieh one can buy all kinds of candies, dried fruit, candles of all sizes and colors, in addition to spices and medical herbs.

Damascus is famous for its historical markets, where beside the famous Hamidiya market, other markets, including the Bzourieh market, which receives customers and transmit smells of spices, dried fruits, candies, and carefully selected medical herbs and perfumes.