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Guided Tour of Ancient Palmyra

March 29th, 2011

I have been on a holiday to Syria and Jordan earlier this month and it was the first time I ever travelled to the Middle East. I might have picked a better period to travel but in the end I can say that I have had nothing but a great experience and a lot of nice memories to share with other travellers.

The trip was a combined holiday visiting both Syria and Jordan, in that order, and I signed up for a pre arranged holiday so I travelled with other people as well.

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Most part of the touring was done by bus and of course we also had some other extra's like camel rides and boat trips.

One of the first places we visited was Palmyra where we had an amazing guided tour of the ancient city.

On our way there we made a stop at the popular Bagdad Cafe which was really nice eventhough it has become a fixed touristic stop on the road from Damascus to Palmyra.

We had some tarditional Syrian tea and sat on the rug draped divans while we chatted up with some of the men sitting in the cafe, which really is located in the middle of an empty desert.

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The ancient city of Palmyra, northeast of Damascus, is beautiful and should be visited by every tourist coming to Syria. The theatre, the colonnaded decumanus street, the Temple of Bel and the ancient arches take you back in time to Greco-Roman periods when Palmyra was a wealthy city along the caravan routes. A tour that made our stay in Palmyra perfect!

From Palmyra we headed to Hama in central Syria, a bus trip with some amazing panoramic views!

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Travel Tips for Palmyra Syria:

Where to stay in Palmyra: We stayed at the Zenobia Cham Palace Hotel which offers a perfect location if you wan't to visit the ancient city.

What to do in Palmyra: Go on a guided tour

Where to eat in Palmyra: Bagdad Cafe

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Name: Joaquín
Age: 26-33
Travel type: Solo travel

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Guided Tour of Ancient Palmyra
Continent: Middle East
Country: Syria
City: Palmyra
Period: Mar 2011
Lenght of stay: 3 days
Views: 954

Travel Review

Liked: Bagdad Cafe was a nice surprise!
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Trip Rating: Excellent

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