Travel Guide Middle East Syria Palmyra

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Introduction

Palmyra is one of the most impressive historical sites in the Middle East. Its location in a rugged and beautiful desert setting gives it that extra touch. The Roman ruins date back mainly to the 2nd century AD and are best visited at sunset when it is still quiet and both wind and high temperatures are absent. From the town of Palmyra it is just a 5 minute walk to the ruins and spending a couple of nights here is welcome especially after the hectic situation in Damascus or Aleppo. The site of Palmyra is placed on the Unesco World Heritage List.

Palmyra is in an active war zone. Control has shifted multiple times between the Russian-backed Syrian government and Daesh (ISIS). The UNESCO heritage sites have been mined or destroyed. Do not travel to Palmyra at this time.

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Coordinates
  • Latitude: 34.5473
  • Longitude: 38.2789

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