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There's no way around it. If you're in Syria, you have to come by Hama and visit the water wheels. They're located in an amazing place and surrounded by outstanding scenery. What I loved most about them is the sound they make. So romantic.
Had a great time visiting the Norias. Something uniquely interesting about them and there are a couple of great restaurants on the other side of the lake to enjoy good food and the view. Hope they remain preserved throughout the war and I can visit...More
Due to the volatile situation in April, 2011 our tour leader would only let us see these fascinating water wheels and not the city itself or the famous mosque. There had been a killing the previous day during a demonstration, so a quick view of...More
The wheels where used to provided water to houses and factories along the river but are not working now. The river is extremely polluted and does not flow strongly so the wheels don't turn. They are in the middle of town though and get lit...More
We only visited the Hama water wheels as it was part of our tour itinery and even then the tour leader tried to talk us out of it, but there is always one person who wants to see everything ...
So we get off the...More
A welcome stop on route to Palmyra, and an excellent place to have lunch in a fab old villa Aspasia just inside the old city. A local speciality rice in yoghurt served with either chicken or lamb,topped with fried bread is highly recommended.After lunch leaving...More