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Krak des Chevaliers in the region of Homs with it's 356 habitants is a town located in Syria - some 88 mi (or 142 km) North of Damascus, the country's capital.

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Local time in Krak des Chevaliers is now 01:07 PM (Saturday). The local timezone is named "Asia / Damascus" with an UTC offset of 3 hours. Depending on your flexibility, these larger cities might be interesting for you: Ayn Halaqim, Nicosia, Tall Kalakh, Shin, Satita or Haifa. When in this area, you might want to check out Az Zuwaytinah, Amar al Hisn, Shumaysah, Qarunah, Krak des Chevaliers and Nasirah as well. We found some clips posted online. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.


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Syrien - der Krak des Chevaliers und die...

09:18 min ( March 24, 2010 by Lars Hoffmann)
Views: 2,816 - Rating: 5/5

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)
Views: 1,121 - Rating: 5/5

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)
Views: 1,150 - Rating: 5/5

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...

Krak des Chevaliers

03:32 min ( August 12, 2010 by mojputopis)
Views: 210 - Rating: 0/5

Krak des Chevaliers, the crusaders castle in Syria


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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.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 34.79, 36.27 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 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.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 34.79, 36.27 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 9 mi away.
Tags:Buildings and structures in Tartus Governorate, Castles in Syria, Crusader castles, Knights Templar

Safita

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.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 34.79, 36.27 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 9 mi away.
Tags:Cities in Syria, Populated places in Safita District

Hosn Suleiman

Hosn Suleiman (Arabic حصن سليمان), a Syrian village, is found on the slope of the Alnabi Alsaleh mountain at an altitude 950 m, at a distance of 20 km from Dreikish and 56 km from Tartous. Hosn Suleiman is called also Khikhi temple (Arabic معبد خيخي) or Sisi house (Arabic بيت سيسي) and it is hinted from the naming that it bears semitic roots, and maybe dedicated to the god "betosisi", which is considered the healing god of the Romans. Also known as Baal (Bel) temple, ascribed to god Baal.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 34.79, 36.27 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 10 mi away.
Tags:Archaeological sites in Tartus Governorate, Roman sites in Syria

Al-Shaykh Badr District

Al-Shaykh Badr District is a district of the Tartus Governorate in Syria. At the 2004 Census it had a population of 52,981. The centre of the district is the town of Al-Shaykh Badr.

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Located at 34.79, 36.27 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 17 mi away.
Tags:Al-Shaykh Badr District