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Masyaf (مصياف)

Masyaf مصياف

Masyaf (مصياف) is a predominantly Ismaili town about 45 kilometers west of Hama (حماة). The primary attraction of Masyaf (مصياف) is the …

Salamiyeh (سلمية)

Salamiyeh سلمية

Salamiyeh (سلمية) is a predominantly Ismaili town located about forty kilometers east of Hama (حماة). The town has had a long history dating …

Qalaat al-Maniqeh (قلعة المنيقة)

Qalaat al-Maniqeh قلعة المنيقة

Qalaat al-Maniqeh (قلعة المنيقة) is a seldom-visited castle in the mountains southeast of Jableh (جبلة), overlooking the village of Wadi al-Qalaa (وادي القلع). While …

Qalaat al-Kahf (قلعة الكهف)

Qalaat al-Kahf قلعة الكهف

Qalaat al-Kahf (قلعة الكهف) is perhaps the most romantically situated of all castles in Syria, perched on a rocky mountain ridge between …

Qalaat al-Khawabi (قلعة الخوابي)

Qalaat al-Khawabi قلعة الخوابي

Qalaat al-Khawabi (قلعة الخوابي) is an impressive Ismaili castle located over the village of the same name. It has been largely modified over centuries …

al-Qadmous (القدموس)

al-Qadmous القدموس

al-Qadmous (القدموس) is a mixed Alawite and Ismaili mountain village located roughly halfway between Banias (بانياس) and Masyaf (مصياف). Little remains of …