The Syrian Arab Republic is a country in Western Asia which shares borders with Turkey, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, and Lebanon. It has a total land area of approximately 183,900 and has some of the oldest cities in Western Asia such as Damascus and Aleppo which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Currently, tourism in Syria has greatly been affected and reduced due to the Syrian Civil War.

Krak des Chevaliers, Syria
Krak des Chevaliers, Syria | Photo by Bernard Gagnon under creative commoms

Key Facts About Syria

Location Located in Southwestern Asia, north of the Arabian Peninsula, at the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea
CurrencySyrian Pound
Currency Conversion1SYP = 0.00194USD
ClimateMediterranean influenced climate, characterized by long, hot and mostly dry summers and mild, wet winters
Population18 million (2019 est.)
ReligionMostly Muslims
LanguageArabic is the National Language

Top Tourist Attractions in Syria

  • Aleppo Mosque
  • Krak des Chevaliers
  • Bosra Roman Ruins
  • National Museum of Syria
  • Citadel of Aleppo
  • Palmyra
  • Al Azm Palace
  • The Temple of Bel
  • Ugarit
  • The Dead Cities
  • Convent of Our Lady of Saidnaya

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