Friday, November 16, 2007

Craq des Chevaliers (Qal'at al-Hosn)

60 minutes before leaving Syria, i scrambled from my Hotel located on the opposite side of the fortress to take some quick pictures, I have previously visited the fortress i just needed a quick snapshot with the Beemer, as we were in a hurry to pack it in to Lebanon. A quick overview of the fortress. Qal'at al-Hosn is the most famous medieval citadel in the world, located 65 km west of Homs and 75 south-east of Tartus. It rises majestically 650 m above sea-level. The citadel covers an area of 3000 square meters and has 13 huge towers, in addition to many stores, tanks, corridors, bridges and stables. It can accommodate 5000 soldiers with their horses, their equipment and provisions for five years

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