Orient Hotel

Address: Palmyra, Syria | Hotel
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This hotel, located in Palmyra, is near Temple of Bel, Muslim Castle (Qala'at ibn Maan), Valley of the Tombs, and The Tetrapylon.
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    Travel Blogs from Palmyra

    Car trouble and machine guns in desert paradise

    A travel blog entry by billnpat on Nov 09, 2010

    37 photos

    ... 8230; you can see the outer wall with our van in one of the attached photos. Inside were some fascinating objects as you can see in the pix, such as bits of sculpture just lying around, ancient Arabic script on some walls, hundreds of column pieces to touch and stroke, a circular wine press with its wheels, and a lizard or two.

    Then back to the van for lunch and a read before setting off for a hike up to the Citadel.

    The Arab Citadel is perched on a rocky hilltop ...

    Desert ruins

    A travel blog entry by nacrobat on Nov 06, 2010

    17 photos

    ... to plan his revenge on Queen Zenobia. He formed a new army for this purpose, which proceeded through Turkey to conquer Zenobia's army in their first defensive position in Homs. It besieged Palmyra until it fell in 274. Queen Zenobia was defeated and taken captive to Rome and depending on which story you choose to believe, she either died by illness, hunger strike, was beheaded or poisoned herself. However, other evidence suggests that she ...

    Day 5 - Our Journey is close to Ending

    A travel blog entry by uclan-tourism on Oct 01, 2010

    19 photos

    ... of Tourism had organised. However it was this moment (inside these tombs) that myself and a colleague got Shhhhhhh'd and had many heated debates with a few tour guides for taking photographs when there were signs that stated no photography was allowed. We were however allowed due to the nature of our trip which got up some tourists noses, so much so that my colleague was physically pinched by a tourist which got him even more irrate. You had ...

    Day 4 - Golden History of Passion

    A travel blog entry by spiritdtraveler on Sep 30, 2010

    28 photos

    ... although it is still ongoing) no longer is it a solitude of a place, many visit here and one thing that may trouble many tourism economists and historic preservationists would be that mass tourism to the ruins of Palmyra may expel the true beauty of this landscape.

    Zenobia – Orient Queen Ceremony

    The ceremony was a colourful array of Love, Loss, Betrayal, ...