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Revision as of 13:32, 15 June 2006

Palmyra is in Syria.

Palmyra (the roman name) is known as Tadmor to the Syrians. Both mean the same thing - date palm. The name comes from the lush oasis adjacent to the city which is home to some million date palms. It is the only oasis in Syria.

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Understand

The major tourist attraction of the area is the stunning ruins - the most famous and well-preserved of which are the Temple of Bel, the colonnade, the funerary towers, the hypogeum of 3 brothers, and the Arab castle. All are within a few kilometers of each other.

Get in

  • Easily accessible from Damascus by bus. Fare is a few hundred pounds (several $US). The tour takes about 3 1/2 hours.

Get around

  • Tour buses abound, or locals will offer rides if you are willing to haggle.

See

  • Temple of Bel
  • Roman Colonnade
  • Funerary Towers
  • Hypogeum of Three Brothers
  • Arab Castle

Do

Buy

There are no ATMs in Palmyra, and the local exchange office will not change traveller's cheques. Make sure you have sufficient cash for your time in Palmyra.

Eat

Drink

Sleep

Get out



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