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As Suwaysah Destination Guide

Touring As Suwaysah in Syria.

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As Suwaysah in the region of Quneitra is located in Syria - some 41 mi (or 66 km) South-West of Damascus, the country's capital city.

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Time in As Suwaysah is now 01:51 AM (Saturday). The local timezone is named "Asia / Damascus" with an UTC offset of 3 hours. Depending on your travel resources, these more prominent places might be interesting for you: Nicosia, Jasim, Nawa, Khasfayn, Aleppo or Qunayr. Being here already, consider visiting As Suwaysah, Al Qusaybah, Majduliyah, Kudna, Kawm 'Ayn al Basha and Al Butmiyah. We collected some hobby films in the internet. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.

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Scirocco Club - Fall 2012

01:28 min ( September 29, 2012 by RDiscover)
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Just another morning trip of Ramat Ha'Golan, ISRAEL. Fall of 2012

Golan Olive Oil Tasting - with Villa Rim...

02:21 min ( April 04, 2011 by VillageIsrael)
Views: 349 - Rating: 5/5

You may have been to a "wine tasting" or even a "scotch tasting," but recently we tried an "olive oil tasting" in Katzrin on the Golan Heights. It's a great stop after a morning or afternoon of nature...

Welcome to GOLAN Land of Peace

03:40 min ( June 12, 2007 by Khaled TheSyrian)
Views: 2,558 - Rating: 3.66667/5

We looked to Golan that day, maybe we couldn't reach to him but...he was as our hearts

Ville detruite

00:35 min ( October 22, 2010 by enescalevideo)
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Ville detruite

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Interesting facts about this location


Bashan is a biblical place first mentioned in Genesis 14:5, where it is said that Chedorlaomer and his confederates "smote the Rephaim in Ashteroth", where Og the king of Bashan had his residence. At the time of Israel's entrance into the Promised Land, Og came out against them, but was utterly routed. This country extended from Gilead in the south to Hermon in the north, and from the Jordan river on the west to Salcah on the east.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 33, 35.93 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 6 mi away.
Tags:Hebrew Bible places, Torah places

United Nations Disengagement Observer Force Zone

The United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) was established by United Nations Security Council Resolution 350 on 31 May 1971, to implement Resolution 338 (1973) which called for an immediate ceasefire and implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 242. The resolution was passed on the same day the "Agreement on Disengagement" was signed between Israeli and Syrian forces on the Golan Heights, finally establishing a ceasefire to end the 1973 Yom Kippur War.

More reading: United Nations Disengagement Observer Force Zone homepage
Located at 33, 35.93 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 9 mi away.
Tags:Golan Heights, Military units and formations established in 1974, United Nations operations in the Middle East, Yom Kippur War

Rujm el-Hiri

Rujm el-Hiri is an ancient megalithic monument, consisting of concentric circles of stone with a tumulus at center. It is located in the Golan Heights, some 16 kilometres east of the eastern coast of the Sea of Galilee, in the middle of a large plateau covered with hundreds of dolmen. Made up of more than 42,000 basalt rocks arranged in concentric circles, it has a mound 15 feet tall at its center. Some circles are complete, others incomplete.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 33, 35.93 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 10 mi away.
Tags:Chalcolithic, Former populated places on the Golan Heights, Megalithic monuments, Prehistoric sites on the Golan Heights, Stone circles


Quneitra is the largely destroyed and abandoned capital of the Quneitra Governorate in south-western Syria. It is situated in a high valley in the Golan Heights at an elevation of 1,010 metres (3,313 feet) above sea level. Quneitra was founded in the Ottoman era as a way station on the caravan route to Damascus and subsequently became a garrison town of some 20,000 people, strategically located near the ceasefire line with Israel. Its name is Arabic for "the little bridge".

More reading: Quneitra homepage
Located at 33, 35.93 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 11 mi away.
Tags:Arab–Israeli conflict, Cities in Syria, Destroyed cities, Fertile Crescent, Former populated places on the Golan Heights, Golan Heights

Battle of Yarmouk

The Battle of Yarmouk was a major battle between the Muslim Arab forces of the Rashidun Caliphate and the armies of the Eastern Roman Empire. The battle consisted of a series of engagements that lasted for six days in August 636, near the Yarmouk River, along what is today the border between Syria and Jordan, south-east of the Sea of Galilee. The result of the battle was a complete Muslim victory which ended Byzantine rule in Syria.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 33, 35.93 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 13 mi away.
Tags:630s conflicts, 630s in the Byzantine Empire, 636, Battles involving the Byzantine Empire, Battles involving the Rashidun Caliphate, Battles of Abu Ubaidah ibn al-Jarrah, Battles of Khalid ibn Walid, Battles of the Arab–Byzantine Wars, Muslim conquest of Syria