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Qala'at al-Hosn (Krac des Chevaliers)

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Address: Homs, Syria
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Proudly from Homs

Krak des Chevaliers, is a Crusader castle in Syria and one of the most important preserved medieval castles, and most wholly admirable castle in the world. The castle sits atop a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 April 2016
Schaza A
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France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

Krak des Chevaliers, is a Crusader castle in Syria and one of the most important preserved medieval castles, and most wholly admirable castle in the world. The castle sits atop a 650-metre-high hill east of Tartus, Syria, in the Homs Gap. The surrounding area is fertile, benefiting from streams and abundant rainfall. Since 2006, the castles of Krak des Chevaliers... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2015

What can I say? I saw Krak 13 years ago when there were tourists, a ticket office, a cafe, and shop. It still hasn't opened to the public as it's currently under the control of the Syrian army. However, you can get special permission to go. The damage to the castle infrastructure from recent fighting isn't too extensive and can... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2014

We where here in 2007, don't know what is left of it but we found this by far the best castle we ve ever visited. Not only the castle was beautiful but also the view and for the castle was gorgeous! Would definitely oh back on day if it is safe to travel again...

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Istanbul, Turkey
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2014

I had the chance to see this magnificent castle before the war in Syria; it was one of the most amazing citadels in the entire world. Unfortunately the war makes a lot of damage to the most of it. It was bombed and destroyed most of its towers. When I pass beside it was bad story no life no people... More 

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Flensburg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2013

The best preserved medieval castle in the world. Period. Try to spot nearby castles Tartous/Marqab) for example) from the towers, it's possible in clear weather. You'll need some transportation to get there.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2012

The castle was built in the early Umayyad period and it's worth spending an hour visiting. For the four of us the real highlight of our visit to the castle was the Bedouin owner of the tent situated in the parking lot where we have been offered freshly brewed local tea by him and who has been the epitome of... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2012

This castle is the most complete one left in the middle east for 2 reason, 1) it was not taken in a seige but surrendered after the knights negotiated a surrender 2) the muslims respected the knights for their bravery and took the castle over not pulled it down. The view from the outer wall is all the way to... More 

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Damascus, Syria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2012

Krac des chevaliers is the most amazing monument to visit in Syria because of the history, the place, the view.. i highly recommend to visit!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2012

The Castle is spectacular, bring a guide with you so can see everything inside and never miss any detail.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2011

I loved that the Al-Khair Hotel and Resort - provided the transportation to there in their mini van - which is actually cool. WE also went to the Church with the largest Virgin Mary Statue in the Middle East.

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