Souq al-Hamidiyyeh, Damascus

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A bustling burst of life leading to the center of the old town, Souq al-Hamidiyyeh stands as the central bazaar in the city and one of the most established in Syria. In use for centuries, the market underwent major renovations in 2002. Amble from food vendor to clothing emporium, souvenir shop to local handicraft, making your way to the ancient Roman archway marking the entrance into the heart of Damascus' old town. Arrange your visit to Souq al-Hamidiyyeh and discover more family-friendly attractions in Damascus using our Damascus tour planner.
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  • its like the history stopped inside this Souq, things you see inside are definitely a wonder. the old songs, the shisha, the icecream hows its made, its one of the most jaw dropping things to see  more »
  • What an experience, the friendly haggling of the purchase is expected and wonderful to watch as a non Arabic speaking visitor. I got a few precious items.. so fun !  more »
  • Other sites of compulsory visit in Damascus. If you bring children not lose them sight, by the thousands of visitors. You will walk through the same streets that merchants and travelers continuously circulated for centuries
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Most backpacker hotels in Damascus cluster in Souq-Al-Saroujah area. Additional budget options can be found around Martyr's Square (Merjeh), which doubles as a red-light district and may not be suitable for women traveling alone. Keep in mind that the majority of the city's hotels claiming five stars actually offer rooms and services closer to what foreign tourists recognize as two- or three-star establishments.
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