Norias (Water Wheels), Hamah
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See seventeen wooden Norias (Water Wheels) along Orontes River, a site submitted as a tentative World Heritage Site. The norias transferred water to an aqueduct that further provided water to farms and the city. The 20 m (65.6 ft) long norias date back to 4th century, although some believe them to be even older. See the largest noria which provided water to the Great Mosque of Hama. In addition, you can see the aqueduct in a good condition. Few of them still work, however they remain today a tourist attraction. To visit Norias (Water Wheels) on your holiday in Hamah, and find out what else Hamah has to offer, use our Hamah tourist route planner.
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  • There's no way around it. If you're in Syria, you have to come by Hama and visit the water wheels. They're located in an amazing place and surrounded by outstanding scenery. What I loved most about th...  more »
  • Similar to water wheels, I have never put in the past. Hamas visited in 1992. And feel of history's history. Located centrally in Hamas.
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  • Noria is preserved elements of the ancient aqueduct. The aqueduct itself did not live up to the present day (only small fragments), and here the wheel at the time of our visits were in decent shape (it is clear that they constantly repair and update decayed wooden elements, but nonetheless). Against the backdrop of war are in danger will be very sorry if they will share the fate of Palmyra. Were before the war.
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