Founded in the 3rd millennium B.C., Damascus is one of the oldest cities in the Middle East. In the Middle Ages, it was the ... More
Ancient City of Damascus
Founded in the 3rd millennium B.C., Damascus is one of the oldest cities in the Middle East. In the Middle Ages, it was the centre of a flourishing craft industry, specializing in swords and lace. The city has some 125 monuments from different periods of its history one of the most spectacular is the 8th-century Great Mosque of the Umayyads, built on the site of an Assyrian sanctuary.
I am from damascus syria but i was born and raised in texas.. when the time came for me to go and finally meet my family members in syria i was scared.i didnt think i would love it as much as i hated it.. i would always think that they wont like me cause im syrian/american or because i didnt think like them, etc. i do speak arabic but english mostly so i went there there are some words i didnt know how to say in arabic so i would have to say it in english.. i thought perople there were weird and crazy or they might something about me cause i didnt have a hijab on or cause the way i am dressed.. but i was mistaken syria is the most beautiful country i have been to in my life.. and i am thinking about moving there for good in the summer.. i am a graduated medical doctor and i am willing to take my degree and finish in syria. i have been told there is a lot of good doctors needed.. it is amazing and beautiful im not just saying that cause i am syrian but it is truely a wonderful country to go and it is relaxing and has alot of unique places that you can go and explore.i was there in july 2008 for a whole 8 months just exploring damascus and the way life is there and i have decided to live there.. i am from shagour its a place in damascus and thats where my family is from.. its wonderful...
there are many attraction beside ancient city for example the national musuem , mount Kasion , Hamidieh , Medhat Basha ,seven doors of Damascus,Omayad mosque,any one of the 55 baths in Damascus,Khan Asaad Basha, saint babthith restplace,and many many more
it is the oldest living city in the world
syria has got to be by far one of the most beautiful countries i have had the pleasure of visiting, if u like history you will love syria. The streets of damascus have this wonderful vibe about them this sensual feeling you will embelish in the beautey that is syria, the people are very freindly shopping is very very cheap hotels are great and also very cheap and the restaurants are just wonderful. Theres alot to see and do in the beautiful country and i recommend everyone give it a try.. I for one am definatley going back there inshallah!!
The only problem there is the traffic jams.
It's one of the most important and valuable cities in the whole wide world.Do you it is the oldest city in the world?and all the prophets had been there?
Do you know who built it?
It was said that the grand son of prophet Noah built it and the battle of Abel and Cane (Adam's sons)fought on its famous mountain.
there was a lot more to love about this place than there was to dislike, for a muslim country, I have never been made to feel so welcome even though I am christian. The connection of christianity is in this ancient city, I really felt good, the history, to visit the tomb of Salladin, I was really humbled, the respect the Damascans give to their past, it is an amazing city,the only thing in its disfavour was the traffic, the fumes never leave the city until late at night when a powerful breeze sweeps thru' the city, also, one thing I did notice was that was no dog" pooh" on the ground, unbelievable, the cities of Eurtope should follow this citys example, and there were no mosquitos, major sights were within driving distance from the city, pity about the car horns, but i am coming back for Damasc linen
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