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Mount Qassioun (Jebal Kasioun)

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Address: Damascus, Syria
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What a View at Night!!

The short drive up to the top of Mt. Qassioun is fun and the road is very new and wide!! The approach to the top you start to view the beautiful areas to the South of the city of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 December 2011
ThomasfromDamascus
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Damascus, Syria
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Amman, Jordan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2012

The City view is amazing, but don’t try any restaurant there specially the outdoor, not even to seat u will be charged and there no city control there

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Damascus, Syria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2011

The short drive up to the top of Mt. Qassioun is fun and the road is very new and wide!! The approach to the top you start to view the beautiful areas to the South of the city of Damascus. Now in the winter time Mt. Herman has a nice topping of snow!! Once you get to the top there... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2011

I like this mountain sooo much Syria my favorite country especially damascus

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2011

VERY cold in the winter and chilled most of the summer. Too busy during the weekend, syrians from all levels of society go there each once in a while. restaurants with budgets suitable for everyone are there. tea/coffee/hot chocolate makers walk around looking for costumers you can run into a Polaroid photographer too that will offer to take your picture... More 

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2010

i went there very early in the morning, it was empty of people, the air was so refreshing, and the view was amazing just avoid it when it's crowded you don't want the loud music and car fumes to ruin the experience so go either very late at night or very early in the morning

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2010

I think the best that you can do is to buy a shawarma in the city center, go to the top by car and see the amazing view and eat an ABSOLUTELY delicious shawarma (kebab) during the sunset. I did the same a year ago when i was there and it was so exciting! But i agree that there are... More 

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Detroit
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2009

a wonderful view of the etire city..same view that havent changed for thousands of years..was charming at the sunset hour.. bargain the cab driver well before you go..you can spend an hour up there watching the city lights coming to life in the early evening, and make sure not to eat there in the overpriced restaurants.. this mountain is said... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2008

As I mentioned in previous review we went to one of the restaurants at top of mountain to watch the sunset. It was a nice view but our evening was spoiled as the restaurant was average food and service and the taxi ripped us off by saying he would wait and take us back to the hotel. I recommend going... More 

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