Once a buzzing city and now a raging war zone, Aleppo has endured a catastrophic transformation in under a decade.
Aleppo was, until recently, a thriving metropolis and tourist destination known for its medieval architecture and rich cultural history. One of the biggest cities in Syria and one of the oldest continuously-inhabited cities in the world, it’s a United Nations World Heritage site that was named the “Islamic Capital of Culture” in 2006.
Fifty years after U.S. troops first landed in Da Nang, a new wave of tourists descends on the Vietnamese metropolis, where mountains, beach, and city meet in one perfect union.
Tour agencies in Chechnya have reported that the most popular destination for the tens of thousands of tourists who visited the republic this year was the medieval necropolis 'Tsoi-Pede.'
Raging battles between Syrian government forces and rebels in the historic districts of central Aleppo have started a major fire that threatens to destroy the city's medieval souks, or markets, activists said Saturday.
By Frank Barrett, Travel Editor, The Mail on Sunday The journey from bullet-scarred war zone to sun-kissed holiday destination has been a familiar path in recent years. Trouble-spots that have become thriving holiday-spots include t...