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The Hauran is a volcanic plateau in southern Syria. It includes Damascus, the capital.


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  • 1 Damascus — the capital and oldest continuously inhabited city in the world.
  • 2 As-Suwayda As-Suwayda on Wikipedia — Small city sometimes called Little Venezuela due to the influx of affluent Venezuelan Syrian immigrants.
  • 3 Deraa — an ancient city on the Jordanian border.
  • 4 Sayyidah Zaynab Sayyidah Zaynab on Wikipedia — an important destination for Shī‘a Muslim pilgrims containing the grave of Zaynab, granddaughter of Muhammad.
  • 5 Saidnaya Saidnaya on Wikipedia — home to a Greek Orthodox monastery believed to have been founded by Byzantine emperor Justinian I,

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  • 1 Bosra — a Roman city in southern Syria close to the Jordan frontier noted for the use of black basalt stones and its well preserved theatre
  • 2 Der Mar Musa Monastery of Saint Moses the Abyssinian on Wikipedia — not a tourist site, but an active Christian monastery actively promoting Islamic/Christian dialogue. Welcomes Christians and followers of other religious traditions. It is 80 km north of Damascus.
  • 3 Shahba Shahba on Wikipedia — Former Roman city of Philippopolis.
  • 4 Shaqqa Shaqqa on Wikipedia — Small town and site of the former Roman city of Maximianopolis.
  • 5 Qanawat Qanawat on Wikipedia — Small town with several Roman archaeological sites.
  • Golan Heights (Syria) - mountainous area on the Israeli border
  • 6 Rakhlah Rakhlah on Wikipedia — Former Roman city of Zenopolis with ruins of two Roman-Phoenician temples


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