There are thousands of discoveries to be made, stunning natural scenery, rugged mountains, green plains, and vast deserts, elaborate accommodation, beaches, mountain peaks, most of the all the Syrian people, who are friendly and always hospitable to strangers and each other.
Since the dawn of civilization, Syria has been a meeting place and crossroads, where different peoples and cultures and world empires met. Here openness and hospitality were born and still continue as the mark of the country. Syria is a country that display self-confidence and steadfastness to its rights and freedoms.
Syria is progressively modern while at the same time conserving its past heritage in every way. Syria is a country open to civilization but bounds to its original Arab traditions.
Syria is considered a tourist country pervaded by peace and security, which increase year by year. This goes back surely to its active historical heritage and its age-old Arab character, and especially its generosity which it has preserved and nurtured for thousands of years to this day.
A journey across Syria is a journey of discovery in the world of history, art, culture, and human relations. The first time visitor to Syria has a feeling of serenity, being in a strange and singular world, with its special beauties. Here is Syria the Orient starts its tradition of hospitality, greeting the tourist with a smiling face.
Tolerance and hospitality, constitute the essence of the Arab character and help the visitor feel welcome in a country that strides itself to take care of its visitors.
For most visitors, the first contact with Syria is Damascus. The capital presents a combination of the ancient and the modern. Besides its famous Ommayad mosque and the old Arab souks, its museums and ancient houses, there are commercial centers, modern hotels and institutions.
The visitor can easily move about, and visit all parts of the country freely. From both the human and cultural side there are treasures which give pleasure to the visitors to Syria.