Zenobia Cham Palace Hotel

Damascus Rd, Palmyra, Syria | 3 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Palmyra

Desert ruins of Palmyra, norias of Hama, & castles

A travel blog entry by diannemurray

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Diary 7 Palmyra, Hama and Crusader castles

Friday 14th May 2010 Damascus – Palmyra (Tadmor to the locals)

We're taking the bus for the three-hour trip to Palmyra (current population 50,000), which is out in the desert. From early times it was a staging post for caravans travelling between the Mediterranean, Mesopotamia and …

The Ruins of Palmyra

A travel blog entry by kdwali

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5 hours and two buses later, I arrived with Maria at Palmyra.

Palmyra is one the worlds most complete classical cities dating back to 200AD and set at the edge of a massive desert oasis. Palmyras "raison d'etre" was its oasis and strategic position of halfway on the trade routes from Antioch on the Mediterranean coast to Doura Europos on the Euphrates.

Over the centuries, the city was captured ...

Car trouble and machine guns in desert paradise

A travel blog entry by billnpat

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... arrival. It certainly has the feeling of an oasis in the desert. Some dry hills and small mountains have appeared in this area, and Palmyra seems to be on a bit of a low plateau below a magnificent citadel on a hilltop. We drove into town around the bottom of that hill, to find an almost surreal vista of columns and colonnades of a light reddish brown on our right, and the small town on our left. The columns are so clean and pristine that they almost look like something out of ...

UMAYYAD MOSQUE

A travel blog entry by uclan-tourism

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... office, Women are given a hooded cloak that must be worn in the mosque unless you are already covered with stated Muslim wear as in all mosques all shoes must be removed before entering (but i would bring with you a shoulder bag to put you shoes in as there is a tendency to clear shoes from the door way.

This mosque is definitely a must see especially those who aren't apart of the Muslim religion, i was spectacularly bowled over by this building and its ...

Date pancakes vs. bananas

A travel blog entry by jsnicka

This is a top pick!
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... smothered with generous portions of peanuts and pistachios. The usual yogurts and sauces accompanied the dinner. I then quickly retreated back to the safety of my room and having a bathroom nearby. That was my night.

Thanks to a winning combination of 23 cent re-hydration packs purchased in India, the constitution of an ox, 3 antibiotics pills, and level 6 willpower, not to mention a good attitude, I was feeling quite chipper the ...

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This 3 star hotel, located on Damascus Rd, Palmyra, is near Apamea, Sayyida Ruqayya Mausoleum, Hejaz Railway, and Palmyra Museum.
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