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Address: Palmyra, Syria

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Palmyra

I visited Palmyra in June 2005 and besides the bedouins who live there me and a friend and my daughter were the only people there, absolutely beyond beautiful. My daughter hired a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 September 2016
caz-moonspell
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

I visited Palmyra in June 2005 and besides the bedouins who live there me and a friend and my daughter were the only people there, absolutely beyond beautiful. My daughter hired a horse from a bedouin boy and explored on horseback while i eplored on foot by myself to walk to the tombs on the outskirts of Palmyra. It was... More 

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Ozark, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

It was a great place to visit in 1996. I was there as a teenager. I miss Syria. I hope for peace in Syria.

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Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

We approached Palmyra from the mountains with the medieval fort perched atop. What a view! Palmyra in all it's glory! I could imagine how it might have looked when it was a bustling city! During our two day stay in the neighboring town we had the opportunity to visit Palmyra ruins several times, including clambering up the remains of one... More 

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Damascus, Syria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

Palmyra was one of the best preserved and largest of all Roman Cities within the Middle East. It has so many very interesting places within it enormous site. One must spend the minimum of one full day to see all interesting places within the Ancient City called Palmyra! In the past I had always stayed for two or three days... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015

I visited Palmyra on five occasions between 2008 and 2010. Five because it was so special and so unique it felt like a sanctuary from modern life, a grounding experience where the contemporary subsides in importance in front of the past. Watching the sunset from the castle was a life experience every time. Riding the camels was fun, eating and... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015 via mobile

Visited Palymra in 2000 and in 1997. Given the recent events, I felt obligated to write on it. Having visited 75 or so countries, Palmyra and the Grand Canyon are my two most favorite sites in the world. It is very difficult to believe, as you drive towards Palmyra, what you will stumble upon. The site is enormous, the lack... More 

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Monterrey, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2015

Awesome historic site, everything is really amazing, the ruins, the castle, the camels. Must go (if still standing)

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Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014

Massive and many many Columns appearing out of nowhere, whilst driving towards the site was incredible. Wow ! One of the the largest Roman ruin I have ever seen.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014 via mobile

Walking through the ruins, feeling the atmoshpere, an amazing trip. Even more when stumbling on passionated archeologists who explain the hitory of this magnificient place.

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Manchester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

There is something deeply evocative about Queen Zenobia's city in the desert. It rose from the desert sands in the 1st century, and by the 3rd century is was in a position to challenge Rome. But Queen Zenobia was defeated, and taken to Rome in golden chains. And the book 'King Jesus' claims that Jesus lived here too. A superb... More 

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