The Hauran is a volcanic plateau in southern Syria. It also includes the capital, Damascus.
- Damascus — the capital and oldest continuously inhabited city in the world.
- Deraa — an ancient city on the Jordanian border
- Bosra — a Roman city in southern Syria close to the Jordan frontier noted for the use of black basalt stones and its well preserved theatre
- Der Mar Musa — not a tourist site, but an active christian monastery actively promoting Islamic/Christian dialogue. Welcomes Christians and followers of other religious traditions. It is 80 km north of Damascus.