Souq al, Aleppo

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Explore the narrow alleys of Souq al, a World Heritage Site that has stood for seven centuries. Some 13 km (8 mi) of ancient passages mesmerize with a variety of local and imported goods. Markets within markets specialize in certain products, from luxuries like raw Iranian silk and exotic Indian spices and dyes, to domestic agricultural products, high-quality wool, and handmade soaps. Many of these date back as far as the 14th century. Take time as you shop to admire the traditional architecture of this national landmark. Put Souq al on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Aleppo planner .
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  • Aleppo's market is the main landmark of the town along with the fortress. It is not usual for us, and a bazaar, a maze of narrow covered galleries around the Citadel. Before the war the whole life bubbled here especially in the evening. Very interesting and informative it wander on the market is not even for the sake of any purchases, how much admire the old buildings and are imbued with the atmosphere of the Oriental bazaar. Glad had time to visit-just before the war.
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  • I visited the souk with friends many times and was always amazed at the variety of colors, sounds and smells of the place. So many fine shopkeepers many of whose families have sold at the souk for gen...  more »
  • The oldest and most famous souk in the Middle East, in which Miss to discover its treasures. Today I don't know what's left. Visited in March 2004.
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  • Wow, what a time sweet mashallah
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