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I usually try to avoid Hamidiyah Souq as it is really too touristic and overcrowded, but yesterday my wife convinced me to help her shop in this famous Damascus Souq! We were also looking for certain presents for an upcoming family trip which were only...More
Any visitor to Damascus must pay a visit to this bazar in the center of the city. It is the main shopping area for ordinary citizens of Damascus as well as visitors from other Syrian cities. In this nader and the adjacent sound you find...More
good Place to vist for enjoy and for shoping where it liinks you from Damascus citadel to the old mosque via a chain of shoups and Khans where you can buy ordinary items, clothes fabrrics or handi craft items like mosaec, wood etc.
You can't feel the passing of time between shopping , viewing the fronts of shops , eating the famous ice cream of Bakdash . and finally watching your children feeding the pigeons in tha sequare of the Ommayad mosque which is next to the souqe...More
If you want to capture the essence of your visit to Damascus, you must at least take a walk down this road. Try to get the feeling of how the locals live, trade, and spend their every day life, or maybe buy a souvenir.
I was in Damascus for a week in the summer of 2009 so a little while before the war, and in this week I went twice to Souq al-Hamidiyyeh, it's a beautiful place where you can walk around, buy souvenirs and enjoy locally made ice...More