Category Archives: وادي النصارى

Syrian Countryside – Mountains. V. Kafra

Kafra

قرية كفرا في وادي النصارى جانب دير مارجرجس

Kafra Village

Kafra

St. Georges Monastery دير مارجرجس

Syrian Coastal Mountains. Nasara Valley

 

This area is one of Syria’s beautiful natures with its specific colors. Maybe not the greenest part of Syria, but still colorful, and interesting.
Wadi Nasara, has not much forests like Kesab (east and north Lattakia region), but the regino is full of historical sites, and different cultural groups.

 

This is the southern point in Wadi Nasara, just near to autostrade Homs-Tartous. Green hills and plains, bearing the products of the work of people. Here the altitude is some 500m. As the road continues, you go northward to the resorts of the area.

Wadi Nasara

 

Coming back from Mashta Hlou you come to this point where Lebanon mountains also are seen. Here is panoramic view. We met during the drive tents of gypsies, camping here and there. The area is full of fruit trees. Also don’t forget the resort towns, famous for their summer entertaining destinations. Posted by Picasa

Wadi Nasara

On summer.

On autumn.

Village Hawash

The Different Colors Of Mashta Al-Hlou Scene

The square, in the middle of the town.

Nearby Churches Of Wadi Nasara Area.

Wadi Al-Nasara وادي النصارى

Wadi Al-Nasara is found on the border with Labanon, around Homs, the area extending to the south coast of Syria.

It contains the famous KraK De Chevaliers, and Der mar Georges, and many other historic sites.

Inhabited mostly by christians, and maybe the naming is because of it, but as in all Syria, people of different religous and ethnic groups are living together. Hence this is very characteristic of Syria.

These pictures are from my latest trip to this region.
See below Safita and Mashta Hlou.
Click on each to see the full pics. They are suitable for wallpapers if you wish to have it because they are in 800×600 px size.

I Have Just Come Back From Mashta Hlou


Mashta hlou is derived from a Assyrian word (oshti), and means land with many springs, or the other word (mashto) which means fresh spring. And both are true.

Mashta hlou is located in the syrian coast mountainous area, at altitude 700m.

There are important destinations, as Jabal Al-sayyide, Dawwayat cave, Arous spring, and Dalbe tree (the pic).

Now there are many touristic entertaining facilities, even swimming pools, cafes, restaurants, games, and many other things.

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