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Unesco World heritage since: 2011
Size of heritage: 12,290 ha
Some 40 villages grouped in eight parks situated in north-western Syria provide remarkable testimony to rural life in late Antiquity and during the Byzantine period. Abandoned in the 8th to 10th centuries, the villages, which date from the 1st to 7th centuries, feature a remarkably well preserved landscape and the architectural remains of dwellings, pagan temples, churches, cisterns, bathhouses etc. The relict cultural landscape of the villages also constitutes an important illustration of the transition from the ancient pagan world of the Roman Empire to Byzantine Christianity. Vestiges illustrating hydraulic techniques, protective walls and Roman agricultural plot plans furthermore offer testimony to the inhabitants' mastery of agricultural production.
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Large airport - 24 mi (39 km) Hatay Airport
Medium airport - 31 mi (51 km) İskenderun Airport
Small airport - 42 mi (68 km) Gaziantep International Airport
Large airport - 55 mi (89 km) Bassel Al-Assad International Airport
Large airport - 82 mi (132 km) Kahramanmaraş Airport
Medium airport - 83 mi (135 km) Adana Airport
Large airport - 98 mi (157 km) Şanlıurfa Airport
Medium airport - 123 mi (198 km)
Bigger and popular cities in the wider vicinity are these:
- Ad Dana
- Al Atarib
- Al Hadir
- Al Ma`batli
- Az Zarbah
- Darat `Izzah
- Kafr Takharim
- Shaykh al Hadid
- Tall Rif`at
These are some smaller cities that might be interesting. They are all rather close.