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Krak Des Chevaliers

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Kahf Castle

Rocks of Kahf Castle

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Harem Castle

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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.
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Tartous and Arwad

Castle of Arwad island, which has long known history still from ages before our calendar (B.C.). For full details wikipedia link is useful.

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Here are pictures from the island:

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It was holiday, and people from around Syria had come to Tartous:
Theme: Syrians.

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Now let’s sail in the waters of Mediterranean sea:

Tartous, Mediterranean waters

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The small port of Arwad taking boats:

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Chastel Blanc برج صافيتا

The second floor of the tower

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Safita

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From the tower of Safita

A Windy Winter Visit To Knights’ Castle

On The Top Platform Of Knights' Castle

Krak des Chevaliers, also transliterated Crac des Chevaliers, is a Crusader fortress in Syria and one of the most important preserved medieval military architectures in the world.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krak_des_Chevaliers

This is a Unesco World Heritage Site.

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Knights' Castle - Church Wall

Salaheddin Castle – Autumn Visit

Salaheddin Castle

The Citadel of Salah Ed-Din (once known as Saone, also known as Saladdin Castle) is a castle in Syria. It is located 24 km east of Lattakia, in high mountainous terrain, on a ridge between two deep ravines and surrounded by forest.

The castle was built in ancient times, possibly during the Phoenician period (early first millennium BC). The Phoenicians are said to have surrendered it to Alexander the Great about 334 BC. In the tenth century the Byzantines gained control of it from the Aleppan Hamdanid dynasty, following which the castle was occupied by the Crusader Principality of Antioch. The Crusader walls were breached by the armies of Salah ed-Din in July 1188, and it is from this victory that the castle takes its present name.

Wikipedia.

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