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Address: Apamea, Syria

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Ancient Street

Long, very long column street that is totally worth the walk. If you do a car trip in Syria, this does not deviates too much from the route you need to take in order to touch... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 October 2015
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Monterrey, Mexico
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Monterrey, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015

Long, very long column street that is totally worth the walk. If you do a car trip in Syria, this does not deviates too much from the route you need to take in order to touch every landmark

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

Afamia is one of the best places in Syria. I hope I can come back someday to my beloved country. :( :(

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Thank Rita N
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2015

I visited Apamea (in Arabic it is Afaamia) sometime in October or November 2008. I was there with my friend who was Syrian. We had to catch a ride from the nearest town. We were dropped off and had the entire site to ourselves. No ticket booths, no lines to wait in, no tourist groups. The only sign of life... More 

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Toronto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

The secret to the ruins in Syria is that you literally turn a corner and run into them. Unlike in Europe where there are signs and ropes everywhere, heavily laden with tourists, in Syria there are very little tourists. So my boyfriend and I walked the ruins at sunset, pretty much alone and in silence. It was a haunting, special... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2012

Arriving here we started walking from the North end down to the Southern end through a wonderfully complete colonnaded street. Around were shepherds with their goat and sheep and nothing else. Very peaceful. Don't expect much else than this street though as the ruins have pretty much been cleaned away for use in other buildings. A worthwhile stop-off between Aleppo... More 

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Damascus, Syria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2012

try to walk andwalk and immagine the elephants were there some day in th past , enjoy the walking and seiing one of the best romanian city in the old world, mosaic....stone, temples,churches tombs,clear straight streets

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2011

I have been to Syria twice now, and although Palmyra is a stunner, Apames has stolen my heart. What remains of the 2 km Cardo Maximus makes it really easy to image what a glory this place was in its days. It was a rainy day, the second time. Flowers galore but liitle sun. But the sun came out, later,... More 

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south africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2011

Afamia was part of a day trip to the Dead Cities and Saladin Castle from Hama. It was our first stop of the day and we arrived there really early. There was no one else around except the 4 of us. We wandered through these wonderful ruins in silence with only a farmer and his goats in the distance. It... More 

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2010

The columned main street of this town is about a mile long, with much of the middle having been taken to construct local villages. The rest was painstakingly restored by a Belgian/Syrian team, and is most impressive.

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Detroit
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2010

this Seleucid then roman city had a population of half million 2000 years ago..explains the 2 km amazing colonnaded street. the columns are massive, pink with carvings pattern, hence more sophisticated than Palmyra's there is also a large theatre, as well as large baths. on the side of the city there is a large mansion for aristocracy dont forget to... More 

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