"Deir ez-Zor" Dayr az Zawr by maykal

Dayr az Zawr Travel Guide: 5 reviews and 100 photos

Deir ez-Zor and the banks of the Euphrates River was probably my favourite region in all of Syria. It isn't full of magnificent tourist attractions, but that measn it isn't full of tourists either...just genuine towns, remote ruined castles, ancient cities surrounded by desert, friendly and colourful local people. It is often neglected by visitors who speed through the country's highlights in a week, but if you have enough time and want to get to know the undiscovered side of Syria, then jump on a bus to Deir ez-Zor...7 hours from Damascus, 4 from Palmyra and Aleppo.

I have finally sorted out the travelogue below...and until I can work out how to chop up travelogues and put bits on different pages, this is where you'll find out about the deep blue waters of Al-Assad lake, the new town of Ath-Thawra, the mud brick walls of Ar-Raqqa, swimming by a ruined city at Halebiyyah, tracking down friends and visiting offbeat archaological sites around Mayadin, and the ancient cities of Dura Europos and Mari...everything is in the travelogue below ;@P

  • Last visit to Dayr az Zawr: May 2000
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • pieter_jan_v's Profile Photo
    Nov 2, 2007 at 2:34 PM

    Wonderful pictures and stories in your T-logue. PJ

  • fabrice's Profile Photo
    Sep 5, 2007 at 1:18 AM

    Syria is a fascinating country , You are one of my favourite VT members , you remind me the french poet (and traveller) arthur rimbaud who was in yemen and north-east africa

  • js77's Profile Photo
    Jan 26, 2007 at 1:46 AM

    A lot of useful information for this part o Syria in your travelogue! Thank You!

  • al.ladin's Profile Photo
    May 13, 2005 at 1:58 AM

    Very interesting, you visited almost all places along the river, how long did you stay there?

  • MONICABOTKAY's Profile Photo
    Feb 1, 2005 at 2:30 PM

    wonderful descriptions and photos. the writing makes one flow as if being taken into a movie script and its scenes.

  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Dec 13, 2003 at 3:02 AM

    Great info and photos! I will defenitly try to include Deir ez-Zor, Mayadin and Mari on my next visit to Syria.



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