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Visit to the Roman ruins of Palmira

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We leave Aleppo in the direction of Palmira. We opted for the road that returned us to Homs since, our first option, entering the desert by making a triangle through Syria seemed too risky to visit, in turn, the ruins of Palmira on the same day.


The ruins of Palmira are located in a privileged place in the middle of the desert and at the gates of a great oasis. The Palmira complex, without much photo in between, can be seen in three hours.

It is also worth climbing into the citadel where you can enjoy wonderful views of the valley, the ruins and the oasis in the background with some lake.

The city of Palmyra was the capital of the Nabatean kingdom whose queen, Zenobia, fought bravely in the third century A.D. in front of the Romans but ended up asking the Persian empire for help. The Romans began to dominate the area and today we can see an impressive procession of columns and temples and even a well preserved amphitheater.

The place is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and many tours come from Damascus for daily visits.

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