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Muslim Castle Qala'at ibn Maan, Palmyra

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A Muslim building standing amidst an ancient Roman city, Muslim Castle Qala'at ibn Maan provides views of the Palmyra. The stone castle above the ancient city provides an overview, allowing visitors to see all the ruins from one spot. Recent wars in the area have seen the strutures damaged. To reach the site you need a car. Put Muslim Castle Qala'at ibn Maan and other Palmyra attractions into our Palmyra vacation builder, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • First, this is a Muslim building in the heart of a Roman city, so it rates a visit just for that history alone, Second, it offers absolutely fantastic views of the entire Palmyra. Not sure how it has ...  more »
  • Palmyra ruins remains independent of the innermost. Or building itself, where to visit, no surprise, but only one objective is broad stretches of sites lobster can be seen at a glance. Sunrise or sunset if you visit this place on the Golden Sands of the desert, stretches above the ruins of Palmyra is wonderfully will reach you. Please don't miss the late Secretary.
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  • A castle with fantastic views towards Palmyra and the surrounding area. Worth the visit before the war.
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Before the war, Palmyra offered a solid set of mid-range hotels and budget backpacker lodgings, plus some higher-end establishments. The conflict changed the character of this area and affected its tourist appeal. You can still find basic rooms with air-conditioning, many offering quick access to the famed ruins. The more luxurious options provide rooms with a view of the ancient city.
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