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Address: Aleppo, Syria

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One of the finest places in the world, a must visit in peacetime

I visited the souk with friends many times and was always amazed at the variety of colors, sounds and smells of the place. So many fine shopkeepers many of whose families have... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2015
Matt L
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2015 via mobile

I visited the souk with friends many times and was always amazed at the variety of colors, sounds and smells of the place. So many fine shopkeepers many of whose families have sold at the souk for generations. When it opens up into the mosque it is a brilliant contrast and truly special. I wish peace on this place and... More 

1 Thank Matt L
Kauai, Hawaii
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2012

We had the opportunity to not only visit this souk in 2010 but actually stayed in a hotel wiithin this fascintingn Souk. Now once agaiin aother UNESCO World Heritage site is lost to the ravages of war. Traveling with Aloha The. coconut wireless

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 September 2012

Unfortunately it has been burned to ground. One more historical treasure decimated by war. Don't waste your time visiting unless you have a deathwish.

1 Thank traveler1960Seattle
Sydney, Australia
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207 reviews
107 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2012

The souk is just like the movies of Arabia. Tiny street with shops selling all manner of goods. People carrying their goods on motorbikes, donkeys and heads competing for room with the shoppers. I almost got run over by a donkey who had a mind of his own, just head down charging through with the owner trying to reign it... More 

1 Thank tumbuna
Chicago, Illinois
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45 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2011

the Aleppo souq is where the middle class shop in Aleppo. its very nice and has an innumerable amount of alleys to explore. i definitely recommend stopping here to pick up a few things to return back home with you and do not forget to bargain cause the first price hey give you is like 5 times more expensive than... More 

Thank abrarnajjar
Moscow, Russia
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26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2011

I like Aleppo souq more than Damscus souq. Probably, it`s `cause it was my first impression on eastern souqs, bazaars etc after Gran Bazaar in Istanbul, but after a few years my opinion remains the same: Aleppo souq is better than other already listed. It has a lot of narrow streets, but the main is only one. I was interested... More 

3 Thank boris_agafontsev
Peterborough UK
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29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2010

LIke most Arab souk's there are quite a lot of stalls all offering essentially the same products. However, the setting is magical. lots of covered alleys busy with all manner of shoppers. Almost every alley has an entrance to a Mosque or courtyard for aded interest.

2 Thank gundee
Avellino, Italy
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257 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2010

Just fascinating. One of the most beautiful markets in Middle East. You can walk in the alleys for days, loose you way infinite times and always come back safe and happy.

1 Thank Photos_On_The_Road
West Yorks, England
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71 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2010

A must visit when in Aleppo. Unfortunately we visited when it was just too hot and we ran out of energy and patience! - Wish we could have explored more of it. Don't be too worried about buying here, just souk up the atmosphere!

Thank travelmikeuk
Doha, Qatar
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25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2009

I spent a Friday in Aleppo but found plenty to see and do. The light filtering into the (mostly closed) covered souks behind the Umayyad Mosque was quite eerie but the souk opposite the Citadel entrance and behind the thriving restaurants was open and full of shoppers. There is a jewellery shop on a corner on the west side of... More 

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