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"the orontes valley" Top 5 Page for this destination Syria Favorite Tip by call_me_rhia

Syria General: 219 reviews and 202 photos

  olive groves everywhere
by call_me_rhia

Favorite thing: The Orontes river valley is a very fertile area that surrounds the towns of Homs and Hama. It's home to many cultivatins - among them olives... you really can see olive groves stretching as far as your eye can stretch.

Fondest memory: About this area, I fondly remember these olive trees, planted just about anywhere... and with a few houses or ruins scattered in between. I also like the contrast of colours... especially the white-ish "thing" places around them. It looked like sand - ro some sort of fertilizer - but I never found out for sure.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jan 31, 2003
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