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UNESCO Sites visited:
Damascus, Maaloula, Bosra, Homs, Hama, Aleppo, Afameia, Krak des Chevaliers, Palmyra
Damascus Christian quarter and Straight Street, Souk Al Hamidiyeh, Great Umayyad Mosque, Azem Palace, National Museum, Bosra Theatre UNESCO, idyllic village of Hama with the great water wheels still working, Aleppo and what remains of this historic city after the barbaric destruction, so the Citadel and legendary Baron Hotel where Agathe Christie, Larence of Arabia and Tito stayed, among others. Krak des Chevaliers UNESCO. Palmyra UNESCO, an ancient oasis settlement called Tadmor in the Syrian desert, but also partially destroyed during the Civil War. Afameia is not that famous, but has huge columns from the Roman Period, and is not a big detour from the Damascus-Aleppo highway.