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What to do in Syria: The Country With the Most World Heritage Sites in Danger!

Hello, adventurers! Today, our journey will take us to Syria, a place steeped in ancient history and incomparable beauty, but which is also the country with the largest number of world heritage sites in danger. Ready for this exploration?

Syria is one of the cradles of civilization, with a history dating back millennia. The marks of ancient and legendary empires, such as the Assyrians, Babylonians, Greeks, Romans and Ottomans, can be found everywhere.

Here are five unmissable places in this fascinating country: the ancient cities of Damascus and Aleppo, the incredible ruins of Palmyra, the magnificent Krak of the Knights and the mystical monastery of Saint Simeon. But be careful, due to the conflict, it is important to always check security before visiting any place.

Syria's official currency is the Syrian pound and the predominant language is Arabic. As for the visa, Brazilians need to apply for one before traveling.


Regarding the socioeconomic and political situation, Syria has faced a prolonged civil conflict that has severely affected its economy and the lives of its citizens. This situation made traveling to Syria complicated and, in many cases, dangerous.

The cost of a trip to Syria can vary greatly depending on the situation in the country. In times of peace, Syria is generally considered a moderate-cost travel destination. However, due to the current situation, costs may be significantly higher. Our passage through Syria was via Lebanon, and there was still a lot of tension due to ISIS (Islamic state), we were very afraid, but we found a driver who lived in Brazil for 45 years, and God really took care of us because he was our driver and translator too.

But why does Syria have the largest number of world heritage sites in danger? The prolonged conflict in the country has caused considerable damage to its numerous historical and archaeological sites, putting the country's and humanity's cultural heritage at risk.

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