Homs is a city in the center of Syria, located on the Orontes River, it’s also the only
gateway between the interior cities and the Mediterranean
coast; It occupies the site of ancient Emesa, which had a magnificent temple to worship the sun god.
Homs was a major industrial centre, and its population reflects Syria’s general religious diversity, as it contains a number of historic mosques and churches; it also contains one of the mightiest fortresses in the world.
Another amazing thing about Homs is its Old City which has a lot of gates and walls, most of them were demolished during the Ottoman era but a short section of fortified wall with a circular corner tower still exists. There are also two main museums in Homs which displays a lot of monuments and ancient pieces.
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Homs has several fun and unique festivals that you cannot find in any other place in the entire world, try not to miss it.