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At the time of writing, you can’t go: if you can, you shouldn’t. Peaceful protests that began in early 2011 have grown into an armed uprising against the Assad regime. How long this will continue is impossible to guess. When it ends, the wealth of historic sites, from Palmyra in the desert to the Crac des Chevaliers, within sight of the Mediterranean, will lure us back and the gracious hospitality of Syrians will warm us to their country.
– Lonely Planet
Capital || Damascus
Population || 18 million
Visits || May 2008