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Syria is one of the Arab countries considered as the “Cradle of Civilization”. Bordering Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq, Jordan and Israel, it also borders the Mediterranean Sea on the West side. This is the land of the Sunni Muslims, Kurds, Circassians and Shia among other linguistic groups.
Its geographical location consists of an arid plateau, coastal area and some green lands. The Euphrates crosses through Syria and is regarded the most important river. The country is endowed with oil fields for petroleum production. You will find them in Suwaydiyah, Qaratshui, Tayyem, and Dayr az-Zawr. Its largest city is Aleppo followed by Damascus among others.
The country is a great tourist destination for its cultural value to civilization. In Syria you find ruins of the Semitic empire or Ebla civilization. This is in Northern parts of Syria. It has historical sites of antiquity and the Christian era too. Learn about the Sea People featuring; Canaanites, Phoenicians, and Armenian. You will also find archeological sites with details about the Babylonians, Sumerians, Assyrians and Hittites in Syria. Notable, is the Roman theatre of Bosra which describes ancient entertainment spots.
In Syria, you find UNESCO World Heritage Sites like the ruins at the desert city of Palmyra. There is also a lot of literature and findings on the Ottoman of the 19th century. Tourists find crucial details of ancient lifestyles, cultural and economic activities.
Modern cultural sites like museums, castles, theatres, churches and mosque buildings in Damascus can be accessed by a car for hire
You cannot travel around Syria without a taste of the main dishes; kibbeh, hummus, tabbouleh and sjuk among others. This is served with pastries and bread with cheese and Arabic coffee. Enjoy a variety of Syrian beverages as you wine and dine. The restaurants in Syria have a wide variety of fruits and vegetables for a complete meal.
In the midst of water scarcity, agriculture in Syria is a main economic activity. If you want to know how take a tour to Syria as an agric-tourist. You will learn about irrigation along the main river of Euphrates. Among the spectacular views are the Olive trees in the region. The use of dams at al Thawrah and rabqa is impressive.
Syria’s transport system includes three international airports accessible via public and private transport. For quick transfers from the airports you can use a reliable car rental service. Such operators have cheap car
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