Shaqqa شقا

Shaqqa (شقا)

Shaqqa (شقا) is a seldom visited town to the northeast of Shahba (شهبا) which has numerous historic remains from the Roman and Byzantine periods. Many of these remains have been incorporated into modern residences, and a Roman temple today serves as a Druze prayer hall.


Getting There: Microbuses travel between Shahba (شهبا) and Shaqqa (شقا) frequently throughout the day. These microbuses depart from the bus station in Shahba (شهبا) which is just to the northeast of the town center. The trip takes about fifteen minutes.

Coordinates: 32°53’48.50″N / 36°41’52.43″E

Transliteration Variants: Shakka, Shaqa, Shaka

Rating: 6 / 10

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