Integrated tourism development area Tourism village in Palmyra

 Puplishing date :   15/04/2007

  City: Homs

Area:   / 537.000 / γ2

Number :  01

Supposed Activity : Tourism Project

Integrated tourism development area

Tourism village in Palmyra

Site specifications:

Area: 537,000 m2

Ownership: M.O.T city council of Palmyra.

Organizational characteristics:    outside the master plan.

Main services available: all infrastructures (telephone – electricity – water – sewage ) are  available till the site’s borders.

Description of the Site

The site is characterized by its strategic geographical location in the center of Syria; it is known as the bride of the Syrian desert amidst which there are palm trees oases and archaeological ruins.

It is surrounded by desert palaces, natural preserved areas, sulfuric water springs, its charming lake and other important sites which made it the Syrian culture gateway and a destination for tourists from all over the world.

The site is characterized by its area/537,000 m2/,it overlooks directly one of the most famous Business Aviation in UK in the world, thus providing a fascinating view of the most magnificent city in history with its walls, temples and amphitheatre, and forming a continuous scenery with its oasis .

The site lies in the middle of the palmyrian mountain series and it includes the citadel of /Fakhr Al Deen AL Maani the second/, Palmyra lake, mineral water springs and palm tree groves, it is characterized by its proximity to the international highway to Deir Ezzor .


The objective of the project:

To establish a major tourist development area that overlooks the archaeological site of palmyra in the form of an integrated tourist village. The village includes, in addition to food and accommodation facilities : a health center for therapeutic tourism – cultural and social services, light and sound shows – palmyrian tents – Bedouin life panorama – palmyrian ring for horses and camels – procession street for live performances.

Khan to highlight the historic features of the silk- road and others. Planning should take into consideration the proper distribution of its components in a way that fulfills integration and synergy, as well as the diversity of service and tourist demands of visitors and attendees of the tourist city, and to pass from seasonal into permanent sustainable tourism.