Highlights near Damascus

Damascus The Oldest Inhabited City

Two of the most moving sites that I've ever experienced were the Mosque of Say'yeda Roqayya and the Umayyad Mosque. Both sites are main attractions in Damascus for locals and tourists. The tomb of Say'yeda Roqayya is a beautiful mosaic of gold illuminated with green light. Everyone is welcome in the mosques, even non-Muslims. A robe is supplied for non-Muslims to enter. To experience the collected reverence in a holy site was surprisingly an uplifting and welcoming experience. After the war is over, I hope the peace can be restored to a city full of history.

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Umayyad Mosque

Souq Al Hamidya St
Damascus, Syria
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