Syria’s tourism minister says that he expects a “prosperous tourism season” for the central province of Homs, despite the three year civil war still raging in the province.
Speaking to the state news agency, SANA, Bisher Yazigi, said that the tourism season will feature “various activities … during the summer.”
Tourists visiting Homs can enjoy visiting historic religious sites such as the Khalid Bin Walid mosque!
But that’s not all, during lunch time, they can enjoy a meal at Homs’ famous Abu Hol street:
But perhaps Homs’ most important historical site is The Crac des Chevaliers a medieval castle hundreds of years old.
Syrian President, Bashar al-Assad also praised the tourism minister’s initiative and said in remarks to SANA, “This is the exact kind of initiative that Syria has been waiting for. There is so much to appreciate in Homs. It is why I spent three years blowing the city up – to make room for all the tourists that are bound to show up in the hundreds of thousands to partake in the beauty!”