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Norias (Water Wheels)

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No way around it; a must visit.

There's no way around it. If you're in Syria, you have to come by Hama and visit the water wheels... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2016
Ahmed A
via mobile
A great piece of history in a nice location

Had a great time visiting the Norias. Something uniquely interesting about them and there are a... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2015
Matt L
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17 Famous Water Wheels
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
22 Jun 2016
“No way around it; a must visit. ”
7 Sep 2015
“A great piece of history in a nice location”
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Hamah, Syria
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Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

There's no way around it. If you're in Syria, you have to come by Hama and visit the water wheels. They're located in an amazing place and surrounded by outstanding scenery. What I loved most about them is the sound they make. So romantic.

Thank Ahmed A
Reviewed 7 September 2015

Had a great time visiting the Norias. Something uniquely interesting about them and there are a couple of great restaurants on the other side of the lake to enjoy good food and the view. Hope they remain preserved throughout the war and I can visit...More

5  Thank Matt L
Reviewed 3 November 2014 via mobile

Yes this is the most beautiful thing in my home city Hama and one of the most excited place to visit in Syria where these Noria are distributed all over Al-Assi river

3  Thank Abdulmoez-Tahmaz
Reviewed 18 December 2012

Due to the volatile situation in April, 2011 our tour leader would only let us see these fascinating water wheels and not the city itself or the famous mosque. There had been a killing the previous day during a demonstration, so a quick view of...More

6  Thank joydeM
Reviewed 6 July 2012

The wheels where used to provided water to houses and factories along the river but are not working now. The river is extremely polluted and does not flow strongly so the wheels don't turn. They are in the middle of town though and get lit...More

2  Thank tumbuna
Reviewed 1 August 2010

Despite what the grumpy reviewer below states, these Norias are well worth a visit and are very old. Very nice by the old mosque. River very polluted, unfortunately!

2  Thank travelmikeuk
Reviewed 10 May 2010

We only visited the Hama water wheels as it was part of our tour itinery and even then the tour leader tried to talk us out of it, but there is always one person who wants to see everything ... So we get off the...More

2  Thank pkjk72
Reviewed 14 June 2009

A welcome stop on route to Palmyra, and an excellent place to have lunch in a fab old villa Aspasia just inside the old city. A local speciality rice in yoghurt served with either chicken or lamb,topped with fried bread is highly recommended.After lunch leaving...More

7  Thank Bluenile
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