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Yes it is close on Friday afternoon and everyone will tell you that is open!!!
Anyway we saw it just passing by before the Friday prayer but as we were planning to do other things we couldn’t stop and of course it was closed later....More
I've been to many Souks across the middle east and it was a joy to find that the Souk in Sidon remains almost entirely used for locals rather than full of "tourist tat" (there is a small bit of it about if you want some...More
Traveling up the souk from the sea castle, one of the first shops on the left is a little soap store. So interesting to visit, lots of nice smelling soaps to buy. They sell soap from syria there as well. The owner is at the...More
Whatever the country or city, souks give you a flavour of local artisans and products. The traditional cluster of shops from each profession was seen here as well, in particular the smell of the woodworkers. The lanes and alley ways meander and there would always...More
We were visiting the crusaders castle which was just across the street. It is a nice souk filled mostly with modern Chinese made goods but it still retains it's character. Worth wandering through to find a place to get a coffee.
Our hotel arranged for an English speaking driver, (Radwan and his Toyota Avanza -$100) for our 106 mile circuit to both Tyre & Sidon UNESCO sites.
Departing Tyre at 11 AM, we arrived at Sidon port's 13th C Sea Castle at 11:30 AM. We walked...More