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Krak des Chevaliers  
   

Krak des Chevaliers

The Inner Castle and Moat. It is 100 feet thick at the base of the wall.
Souqs, Temples and Castles - Syria at a Glimpse

June 7th 2008
For the first time in six months all the Australians had the weekend off together so we decided to make the most of the opportunity and headed to Damascus. I was expecting Damascus to be very similar to Cairo, but found it to be substantially cleaner and quieter. I only visited central Damascus but it was a great place to visit and get around, much more modern and moderate then I expected from t ... read more
Middle East » Syria

Syrian Flag Following the breakup of the Ottoman Empire during World War I, Syria was administered by the French until independence in 1946. In the 1967 Arab-Israeli War, Syria lost the Golan Heights to Israel. Syrian troops - stationed in Lebanon since 1976 in ... ... read more
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