It is a two thousand years old city and a cross-road in the middle of the Syrian desert. It stands a bit aside an oasis of palm trees. The ruins of Palmyra give an idea of the important rule this city had played defending the Eastern border in the Roman Empire from the Persians. The colonnades, the temples of Bel and Baalshmeen, the funeral tower and Necropolis valley are all still an eye witness of the glory of Queen Zanoubia who challenged the Roman Emperor, Aurelian. and dominated the land to the East of the Mediterranean and Egypt for six years.
Places to visit : the Temple of Bel; Nabu & Baalshmeen, the Funerary Temple; the Baths; the Theatre; The Necropolis and Tombs; the Grand colonnade and Tetrapylon: the Agora and Senate; Fakher Eldeen citadel; the museums; the sulfuric springs