Off the beaten path: Syria

Syria, rich in ancient history, is in a state of warfare and traveling there is discouraged. In the case that the situation settles, there are many scenic places to visit and ruins to explore for the off the beaten path travelers - there are over 800 dead Byzantine cities, crusader castles, weird tombs, biblical-related places and more.

The dead city of Serjilla

Serjilla is one of the 800 Dead Cities in Syria, which was abandoned in the 7th century not due to some disaster, but simply because of the trade route shift under the rule of Umayyad dynasty. It is…
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