Halabiye and Zalabiye

Halabiye and Zalabiye, Deir Ezzor

Halabiye and Zalabiye

3 reviews
Very good

Mathias S
333 contributions
Nice for a short visit
May 2018 • Solo
One should distinguish between the two places.
Halabiyya is ancient Zenobia, founded by the ruler of Palmyra, Zenobia. The ruins however comes from later times I believe, probably late Roman ones. They consist of remains of a fort on a hill and walls going down from it in the direction of Euphrates, forming a circle. There's virtually nothing remaining within the walls, but they are quite impressive, with nice towers. I have sad memories from there, as the taxi driver named Mustafa stole my money, but well, I think it's worth a visit.
There is no-one guarding the ruins, no entrance fee.
The best view of Euphrates and Halabiyya is from an opposite fort of Zalabiyya, much less impressive. There is a neglected, but guarded bridge not that far away between them.

To reach there, you have to get a taxi from Dayr az-Zawr or, perhaps, step out from some bus going from Dayr az-Zawr to Ar-Raqqa.
Written 13 April 2019
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