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Souq al-Hamidiyyeh

Between the Citadel And the Omayyad Mosque, Damascus, Syria
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The Old City Has Not Changed in 1,000 Years!!

The Old City of Damascus is an area not to miss when in Damascus! Immediately upon entering the... read more

Reviewed 2 February 2015
Thomas W
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Damascus, Syria
Interesting plac

Enjoi the surroundings .no dislike on anything .it is what it is .again I have been there before... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2015
uri w
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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Between the Citadel And the Omayyad Mosque, Damascus, Syria
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Reviewed 2 February 2015

The Old City of Damascus is an area not to miss when in Damascus! Immediately upon entering the covered souk you mind takes you back many years!! The smells change along your walk. You smell fresh roasted coffee; the spice area, then the soap area;...More

1  Thank Thomas W
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Reviewed 18 January 2015

Enjoi the surroundings .no dislike on anything .it is what it is .again I have been there before the war has started.dont think many will go there at the moment.

1  Thank uri w
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Reviewed 6 December 2014

You can almost find all what you want their with very good prices!! besides you feel like shopping in the middle of old times as it is a traditional souq!!

Thank Hind A
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Reviewed 22 November 2014

the most beautiful oriental bazar I had ever seen, it huge and contains planetary number of shops which offer different kinds of good in a very reasonable prices

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Reviewed 1 September 2014 via mobile

The Souk Al Hamidiyyeh is a must visit for anyone visiting Damascus, Syria. It really is the heart, soul and centre of the city. You can find everything here from exotic underwear & belly dancing costumes to gold jewellery, oriental carpets & ornaments, to cosmetics,...More

2  Thank Alison L
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

This is a must-see when visiting Syria, it's amazing and really big and all under the same roof. It was such a great experience and you get to discover a whole different culture, there were plenty of shops and things were affordable and expect lots...More

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Reviewed 19 May 2014

Avoid the main way in Hamidiyyeh .. take the side alleys.. you will discover shops you haven't seen and the bargains are MUCH better. Also, try Bikdash icecream, its a traditional iceream made by beating milk, arabian gum, flower water in a big iced bucket....More

Thank SamDubster
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Reviewed 18 March 2014

From ice-cream markets to gold shops through clothes, leather and many other things all are under one roof and cheap, it is an old historical market building were thousands of people are there every day.

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Reviewed 25 November 2013

This was a great experience to wrap up the end of my trip to Syria. I ended up getting all my presents for family there. Great energy and vibe, VERY highly recommended! I visted easlier than Dec 2012, but that was the earliest date this...More

2  Thank questionrouge
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Reviewed 8 October 2013

a huge bazaar where the are alleys sellin gold, spices, clothing, silks, and gifts from your trip. Excellent value, it is an experience to remember. The smell of hand made soaps and frankinsence and perfumes abound. Make sure you take plenty of syrian pounds, although...More

Thank Bob H H
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26 November 2015|
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Response from EZ_Leb | Reviewed this property |
There are restaurants and coffee shops near the entrances... an adult person can simply sit there until shoppers are done with their tour.
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