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, Tarpum Bay, and Rock Sound.
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    Travel Blogs from Palmyra


    A travel blog entry by kimgatenby on Apr 10, 2011

    ... truck has never seen such a party.

    The next mornıng a few of the partygoers were feelıng a lıttle sorry for themselves and were swearıng off alcohol. My favourıte quote of the day whıle we were drıvıng to Aleppo was 'Anyone else want a vom whıle we're stopped?'.

    On the way to Aleppo we stopped to take photos at ...

    Let the Syrian roadtrip begin!

    A travel blog entry by reinder.prins on Mar 05, 2011

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    ... already been to Palmyra last week and at that time made acquaintance with some local Bedouins. Together with Kristoffer we went and paid them a visit, drinking some tea in their tent, admiring the house they are building, looking at the camel-rental business and learning a lot about the bedouin culture. During the day we also had a table reserved at a restaurant next to the Palmyra archeological ...

    Car trouble and machine guns in desert paradise

    A travel blog entry by billnpat on Nov 09, 2010

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    ... why Palmyra is considered to be the superior of the sites and such a bigger tourist draw, The answer, I suppose is its dramatic desert setting, and the additional sites of the Bel Temple and the ancient theatre, the Citadel and the unique funary towers which we will have a look at tomorrow. The town here is also much more set up for tourists… the town of Apamea was a somewhat grubby little market town with no apparent hotels nor restaurants, whereas Palmyra has a good assortment ...

    Desert ruins

    A travel blog entry by nacrobat on Nov 06, 2010

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    ... 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

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    ... 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. ...