Inside the old city of Damascus

STORY: Ever wonder what life in ancient Damascus was like?

Location: Damascus, Syria

Visitors can now take a

walking tour through the old city

It's famous for buildings and

remains that date back hundreds of years

to when the Roman and

Ottoman Empires once presided

The tour starts at the al-Azem Palace

which was built in 1749 and now filled

with Islamic art, weaponry and period pieces

(Thomas Bering, German tourist)

“What we saw it was just amazing. I mean there are so many things in a close range and so beautiful buildings such a lively vibrant life. Beautiful!”

The old city includes more than 25 historic places

that are listed as UNESCO world heritage sites