While not nearly as expansive as those in Damascus (دمشق) or Aleppo (حلب), the city of Homs (حمص) has an interesting market (سوق) that is worth exploring if visiting the other sites around the old city area. The market (سوق) is located in the northwestern section of the old city and covers several city blocks. As Homs (حمص) does not generally see any tourist traffic, this market (سوق) is frequented by locals almost exclusively. It is a great spot for people watching and absorbing the local culture.
Getting There: Homs (حمص) is Syria’s third largest city and its central location means that it has regular bus connections to all major cities in Syria. The market (سوق) is located in the northwestern section of the old city, about 300 meters east of the famous clock tower at the city center and immediately south of the al-Nuri al-Kabir Mosque (جامع النوري الكبير).
Coordinates: 34°43’46.90″N / 36°42’52.10″E
Transliteration Variants: None
Rating: (4 / 10)