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Al Hawash Destination Guide

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Al Hawash in the region of Homs is a place located in Syria - some 87 mi (or 140 km) North of Damascus, the country's capital.

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Local time in Al Hawash is now 02:22 AM (Saturday). The local timezone is named "Asia / Damascus" with an UTC offset of 3 hours. Depending on your mobility, these larger destinations might be interesting for you: Nicosia, Tall Kalakh, Shin, Qal'at as Siqqa, Mashta al Hulw or Haifa. While being here, you might want to check out Az Zuwaytinah, Amar al Hisn, Shumaysah, Qazz al Khass, Khirbat al Qiqaniyah and Nasirah as well. We discovered some clips posted online. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.

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Crac des Chevaliers

09:30 min ( February 02, 2009 by inouek3D)
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We made trip to middle East this January to visit various world heritage sites in Jordan and Syria. Crac des Chevaliers is the ruin of fortress of Crusader knights built in 11th century at west part o...

Syrien - der Krak des Chevaliers und die...

09:18 min ( March 24, 2010 by Lars Hoffmann)
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Auf einer Reise mit Eberhardt durch den Libanon, Syrien und Jordanien beeindruckte uns eine alte Kreuzritterburg. Doch bevor wir diese Burg besichtigten, haben wir am Abend zuvor noch ein kleines grie...

Canto a Allah en el Krak de los Caballer...

00:35 min ( September 16, 2008 by Daniel Lobato)
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La magnífica resonancia y sonoridad de una de las capillas del castillo cruzado del Krak de los Caballeros en Siria

Krak des Chevaliers walk around the Batt...

02:22 min ( March 20, 2010 by Beran1979)
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One of the undefeated and greatest castles of the world. Build by the Curusaders it was an important part of the defenses of the region. Walk around the Battlements with views of the castle and the su...

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Interesting facts about this location

Saint George's Monastery, Homs

Saint George Monastery or Deir Mar Georges is a historic Antiochian Orthodox monastery located in northwestern Syria's "Valley of the Christians" (وادي النصارة, Wadi al-Nasara) in the town of Meshtaye, a village belonging to the Homs Governorate, just a few kilometers north of the famous castle Krak des Chevaliers. The valley is a regional center of Greek Orthodox Christianity since the 6th century.

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Located at 34.77, 36.32 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi away.
Tags:Buildings and structures in Homs Governorate, Christian monasteries established in the 5th century, Christian monasteries in Syria

Chastel Blanc

Chastel Blanc was built by the Knights Templar during the Crusades upon prior fortifications. Constructed on the middle hill of Safita's three hills, it offers a commanding view of the surrounding countryside, and was a major part of the network of Crusader fortifications in the area. From the roof, one can see from the Mediterranean Sea to the snow-covered mountains of Lebanon, and Tripoli.

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Located at 34.77, 36.32 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 12 mi away.
Tags:Buildings and structures in Tartus Governorate, Castles in Syria, Crusader castles, Knights Templar


Safita is a city in Tartous Governorate, northwestern Syria, located to the southeast of Tartous and to the northwest of Krak des Chevaliers. The city has a population of 33,000 and is almost equally splited between Greek Orthodox Christians and Alawites. It's situated atop three hills and the valleys between them, in the Syrian Coastal Mountain Range.

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Located at 34.77, 36.32 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 12 mi away.
Tags:Cities in Syria, Populated places in Safita District

Battle of Kadesh

The Battle of Kadesh (also Qadesh) took place between the forces of the Egyptian Empire under Ramesses II and the Hittite Empire under Muwatalli II at the city of Kadesh on the Orontes River, in what is now the Syrian Arab Republic. The battle is generally dated to 1274 BC, and is the earliest battle in recorded history for which details of tactics and formations are known. It was probably the largest chariot battle ever fought, involving perhaps 5,000–6,000 chariots.

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Located at 34.77, 36.32 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 18 mi away.
Tags:1270s BC, 13th-century BC conflicts, Battles involving ancient Egypt, Battles involving the Canaanites, Battles involving the Hittite Empire, Canaan, Military history of Syria, Ramesses II


For other uses see Qadesh Kadesh was an ancient city of the Levant, located on or near the headwaters or ford of the Orontes River. It is surmised by Kenneth Kitchen to be the ruins at Tell Nebi Mend, about 24 kilometers southwest of Homs near Al Qusayr in what is now western Syria but is located in the text of the inscriptions at the Battle of Kadesh as near Tunip in the land of the Amurru.

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Located at 34.77, 36.32 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 18 mi away.
Tags:Amarna letters locations, Archaeological sites in Homs Governorate, Canaanite cities, Former populated places in Syria