Syria is a history of the world. Photography by Hovic Atokian.
Khawabi castle is found near Tartous in the mountains. It is inhabited now but people are leaving slowly to the nearby village. The castle is from crusader era, later occupied by Ismaili rule, then abandoned.
This castle is built on a high hill, near Harem town at north-west Syria, now very adjacent to Turkish border at Iskenderoun district.
The castle is mentioned primarily during crusades, and was an important stop for attackers and defenders.
Arabic article here.