Orient Gate Hotel

Bahsa Street, opp Venesia Hotel, Damascus, Syria | Hotel
Prices around $46.00
 

Travel Blogs from Damascus

More Days in Damascus and the Umayyad Mosque

A travel blog entry by kdwali

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... shave was a little more than expected! Found my local Shawarma vendor (75SYP ie 1 quid) just 100m away and which became my steady provider of nourishment.

Late afternoon I headed up to Jebel Quassion for a view of the city and spent a couple of hours wandering, looking and even a little local dancing!

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Hamam time

A travel blog entry by reinder.prins

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... boys walking around with big sports bags, but didn't think anything about it. A minute later we saw undercover cops busting them, giving them a beating and sending them off. Turns out they were flogging beers and this is not allowed... The undercover police is always present in this park we got told, to ensure that Christians can have a drink without getting disturbed, but also to ensure that Moslims don't... I quite admire the mentality of our Syrian brethren, very open ...

Saul, Saul why are you persecuting Me? Damascus.

A travel blog entry by nievesjordan

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... Arabic and drink some tea. He said that he was going to marry in three months, and I asked for the name of the future bride. He hesitated and then confessed he really did not know. Looking at my perplexed reaction, he explained that his mother was in charge of all the arrangements. I just wish him the best.
The photograph of the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is everywhere .I asked people what they did think of him.Most of the opinions were favorable ...

Eid al Adha

A travel blog entry by jmckerricher

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... world are sacrificed to honor this obedience.

Eid is a three day holiday which involves many practices. The normally rigorous standards of personal cleanliness take on increased importance, people are to dress in their best clothes, recite additional prayers, and observe the charitable practices that are a cornerstone of Muslim beliefs. Families that are able to afford it, pay for an animal to be sacrificed in their name. The sacrificed animal is divided into three ...

19th – 25th October

A travel blog entry by orioncassiopiea

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... prayers could inspire such a profound effect. We also visited the newer (20th c.) Iranian mosque where there were similar scenes at the tomb of the four year old daughter of Hussein (Muhammad’s great-grand-daughter). Her tomb was an extraordinary monument of green glass and gold, the top of which was covered with stuffed animals and toys, presumably gifts to the dead child from devout pilgrims. The whole of the Iranian mosque was a ...

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This hotel, located on Bahsa Street, opp Venesia Hotel, Damascus, is near Damascus Center, Apamea, Sayyida Ruqayya Mausoleum, and Hejaz Railway.
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    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good