Qanawat (قنوات) is perhaps the most impressive site in the region of al-Suweida (السويداء). It was a major city in Roman times and remained important through the Byzantine period, when its most famous monument was constructed.


Getting There: There are semi-frequent buses from al-Suweida (السويداء) to Qanawat (قنوات), a trip that takes about 15 minutes. They do not depart from al-Suweida (السويداء) bus station, but instead from a street in the northeast of the city. The bus passes by the museum (متحف) as it travels north towards Qanawat (قنوات), so you may find it more convenient to visit the museum (متحف) and then catch any bus traveling north from there. Buses returning to al-Suweida (السويداء) become very infrequent in the late afternoon. However, if you get stranded in Qanawat (قنوات), it is a pleasant walk (mostly downhill) back to al-Suweida (السويداء), and takes about an hour and a half. There are many taxis about, too.

Coordinates: 32°45’14.62″N / 36°37’06.13″E

Transliteration Variants: Qaniwat

Rating7.5 out of 10 stars (7.5 / 10)

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