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The Canyon (The Siq)

Maaloula, Syria
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beautiful walk

I walked down this canyon in summer 2010 and it was a wonderful experience. We did not plan on... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2016
Nicole A
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Doha, Qatar
Reminiscent of the Siq at Petra, Jordan

The two sides of this canyon, like that of the Siq at Petra in Jordan, have been near-perfectly... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2009
Geoff_from_Oz
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Doha, Qatar
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22 May 2016
“beautiful walk”
3 Sep 2009
“Reminiscent of the Siq at Petra, Jordan”
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Maaloula, Syria
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Reviewed 22 May 2016

I walked down this canyon in summer 2010 and it was a wonderful experience. We did not plan on hiking that day, but after visiting the monastery we decided to take a look. We did not walk down the entire trail, but what we did...More

Thank Nicole A
Reviewed 4 September 2009

The two sides of this canyon, like that of the Siq at Petra in Jordan, have been near-perfectly split, like two halves of a giant zipper, by tectonic forces. It is a short and easy walk from the upper entry down to St Thecla Monastery....More

2  Thank Geoff_from_Oz
Reviewed 16 July 2009

This is a part of the christian orthodox pilgrimage program. Believed to be where the mountain opened up to save saint Takla, the aramaic syrian girl (and an important orthodox Saint) escaping the roman soldiers about to capture her in the first century.

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Reviewed 15 June 2016
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Reviewed 14 January 2016
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