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Souq al, Aleppo

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Explore the narrow alleys of Souq al, a World Heritage Site that has stood for seven centuries. Some 13 km (8 mi) of ancient passages mesmerize with a variety of local and imported goods. Markets within markets specialize in certain products, from luxuries like raw Iranian silk and exotic Indian spices and dyes, to domestic agricultural products, high-quality wool, and handmade soaps. Many of these date back as far as the 14th century. Take time as you shop to admire the traditional architecture of this national landmark. Put Souq al on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Aleppo planner .
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  • I recall narrow covered passages full of shops, mostly with clothes etc, but I also bought some very nice wooden boxes covered with pearl mass, which were relatively expensive, but worth the price. Th...  more »
  • A very ancient and architecturally unique covered market, a place of distribution of mythical and exclusive products such as Aleppo soap, dammed fabrics and wood inlaid with mother of pearl, must today be at the center of the rebirth of this mythical city and of Its people, a symbol of unparalleled culture and humanity...
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