Sands Hotel

Address: City Center Square, Palmyra, Syria | Hotel
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This hotel, located on City Center Square, Palmyra, is near Spanish Wells, Gaulding's Cay, Rock Sound, and Tarpum Bay.
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        Travel Blogs from Palmyra

        The Ruins of Palmyra

        A travel blog entry by kdwali on Apr 23, 2011

        45 photos

        ... by Romans, by Muslims and eventually the Mongols in 1300AD. From this point onwards, Palmyra was consigned to oblivion in the desert.

        The first evening was spent meeting some of Marias friends, Tamur and family and dining in his restaurant (in the Lonely Planet).

        Next day was a camel backed explore of the ruins, courtesy of her friend Mohamed who runs a camel business for tourists.


        Car trouble and machine guns in desert paradise

        A travel blog entry by billnpat on Nov 09, 2010

        37 photos

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        We wended our way along some cobbled and then dusty roads, and with a quick stop at the visitor centre, we found Al Baidr Camping, which had been recommended by Crystal, the Belgian woman who ran Salaam Camping at Aleppo. It is indeed, a lovely little place. We are camped in a site that is set in the deepest thicket of the oasis, with growth so thick we can hardly see the camper next door. It is a bit of a rambling place in this little jungle setting, with a large outdoor ...

        Desert ruins

        A travel blog entry by nacrobat on Nov 06, 2010

        17 photos

        ... halt for caravans moving between Iraq and Al-Sham (present day Syria, Lebanon, Holy Land and Jordan),trading in silk from China to the Mediterranean. This strategic location made Palmyra prosper in a well-established kingdom from the 2nd century BC. Palmyra's magnificent remains tell of a heroic history during the reign of Queen Zenobia who ruled Palmyra in a way that astonished both West and East. The historians of her day were impressed ...

        18th – 19th October

        A travel blog entry by orioncassiopiea on Oct 18, 2010

        10 photos

        ... way back to the site to walk the length of the colonnade and to explore the palace of Zenobia, the senate, the banqueting hall and other churches and temples. As we walked down the colonnade and amongst the ruins, the sun began to set and the changing light on the pink sandstone ruins was astonishingly beautiful. As night fell and the moon rose, we walked along the desert road, next to the oasis of palm groves…..truly magical. ...

        Day 5 - Our Journey is close to Ending

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

        19 photos

        Due to our very busy schedule and that the Valley of the Tombs are an exceptional attraction which were extremely busy last night a few of us really wanted to see them and our guide took us early to see two sets (types) of Tombs; a Tower Tomb and an Underground Tomb.

        I had envisaged a long line at the tombs and was not disappointed neither was i disappointed by the many locals who were touting for selling to the tourists some ...