The Castle of The Knights (Crac des Chevaliers)

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Krak des Chevaliers, Syria
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The Castle of The Knights (Crac des Chevaliers) Krak des Chevaliers Reviews

Chris_Braidy Chris_Br…
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The Crusaders Fortress Apr 18, 2011
The Crusaders Fortress "Craq Des Chevaliers" is called "Qalaat Al Hosn" in arabic, that most people in syria know it as such. It is a three and a half hours drive from Aleppo.

An amazing fortress, build atop of a mountain! It is one of the nicest fortresses build during the crusaders time and it was related to the Knights Hospitaller. It is indeed an admirable fortress.

The inside part is well preserved. You may walk in some parts of the fortress and get lost if you dont have a local guide.
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Rashidtheone Rashidth…
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The Castle of The Knights (Crac des Chevaliers) May 14, 2008
The Castle of The Knights (Crac des Chevaliers):

situated west Homs 60km . on a volcanic hill at 750m above sea level its not definite who built it first , what is known about it is that it was built many centuries B.C. and was called (The Kurds Citadel) in the year 1099-1110 A.D. it was occupied by Crusaders. in 1142 the Crusader Prince of Tripoli handed it over to the Knights of the hospital, until the arab Sultan Bebars conquered it with a skillful military plan in 1271. Then it was evicted from the soldiers in 1934 to become a tourist site known as the (Crac des Chevaliers) French name. (AL-Hassan) Arabic name. (The Castle of The Knights) English name.

* trip by car with my russian cousin :

the trip start spring 2008 from hama city center syria by car me and my cousin who come from russia and my brother and his friend from syria , we start 6:00AM morning from hama to homs then damascus then back to homs and from there to AL-Hosan castle after that to tartus city at sea and from there to island arwad and the castle there at 5:00 pm we back from there to homs then to hama city at 8:00 we back home , we drive by small car 206 max speed was 170km/h and u even dont need map or help the way clear and mark everywhere same with food and drink and the oil for car u can get it easy.

more photo here >>>

from the first meeting in syria Me and Edwardo

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doninha says:
nice post...greatings :) more pics from Krak in this link
http://viajerosworld.blogspot.com/2010/11/krak-des-chevaliers.html
Posted on: Dec 01, 2010

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