Homs: Attractions and more...
Being a city with its roots in antiquity, the city’s main attractions are its historical structures. The Kahled Ibn Al-Walid Mosque is an exquisite structure, with a metal dome, which reflects the sunlight.
Visit the Homs Museum, which displays some very interesting archaeological artefacts, dating back to the ancient Syrian, Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Arab eras.
The Kaneesat Um Zunnar Church and Kaneesat Mar Elian Church (containing Arab and Greek scriptures dating back to the twelfth century AD) are marvellous buildings in themselves. For history enthusiasts, a visit to the underground monastery and chapel of the Syrian Aramain Church is a must.
Other attractions worth visiting include the Citadel Homs Old Gates, Al Nouri Mosque and the ancient souks.
Between Tartus and Homs lies the most important castle of the middle ages, Krak Des Chevaliers, which can be visited by the many excursions available from Homs.
Other Attractions Syria:
Hama (About 27.5 mi)
|Hama - 27.5 mi|
Hama has several sites of interest, the two most leading ones being the citadel and the ancient Norias (water wheels). The Norias scoop the water form the Orontes River and pours...
|Tartus - 41.1 mi|
Tartus is a very popular tourist destination. It has beautiful sandy beaches and resorts in store for the visitors. Its rich history is evident in the architecture of the city....