05 October 2008

The Water Wheels of Hama - Syria

I spent a night in Hama which is a small town that lies south of Aleppo almost halfway to Damascus. I used it as a base point to Crac des Chevaliers and Apamea and as a stop over after returning from Aleppo. It is mainly known for its large water wheels. Unfortunately the river has been so polluted that it looks murky green and has a smell.

However at night the wheels are lit up and the scene is pretty.

My photos didnt turn out so well but my friends did so the below are some photos he took while he was there. The last one is of the clock tower which is the centrepiece of the main street in Hama.

Most of the buget hotels can be found along this street.


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