Thursday, July 26, 2007

Alshghur castle

Al-Shghur Castle Ruins

An old castle in the north of Jsr Alshghur region, apparently from roman times, as shows the kind of stones used here.

Gorge At Al-Shghur CastleRural HomeAl-Shghur Castle RuinsNature At Al-Shghur Village

Mashta Helou

Restaurant On River In Mashta Helou

Gone to Mashta Helou, the country's one of famous summer resorts, to take photographs of sculptures made by international artists.

Mashta Helou. Main StreetThe Middle Tree In Mashta HelouSculpture By International ArtistsSculpture By International ArtistsSculpture By International ArtistsThe Tree Near SpringsSculpture By International ArtistsSculpture By International ArtistsMashta HelouMashta Helou. General ViewMashta HelouMashta Helou. Main StreetMashta Helou. HotelMashta Helou 3Mashta Helou. Main StreetMashta Helou. Main StreetBooksMashta Helou. Main StreetArt And HandicraftsBooks, Art, HandicraftsBooks, Art, HandicraftsMashta Helou. Main StreetMashta Helou. Hotel



Sculpture By International ArtistsSculpture By International ArtistsSculpture By International ArtistsSculpture By International ArtistsSculpture By International Artists
Sculpture By International ArtistsSculpture By International ArtistsSculpture By International ArtistsSculpture By International ArtistsSculpture By International ArtistsSculpture By International Artists

Mahalibeh Castle

Mahalibeh castle is located about 40 km south-east Lattakia, in the Syrian coastal mountains chain. It is approached from east near town of Shatha in the Alghab plains and Jobat Borghal in the mountains.

The castle is built on a huge rocky hill at 750 m altitude, dates back to 11-th century, said to have built by Ahmar family. It is surrounded by huge walls, passing by 12 semi-circle towers, which incorporates longitudinal openings. Most of towers are at eastern side of the castle. There are cisterns, bases, underground halls, preserved till today.

Historically Necator of Antioch ruled for a while, later Aleppean sultanate gripped the castle, then passed to crusaders, and Saladdin, and finally 2 centuries went under control of Tripoli Princes, when later it fell into oblivion.

A road to the castle didn't exist (last kilometer), till 2 years before, the government made a road which comes close to the doors of the castle from the south. There is a village called by the same name Mahalibeh, just near to it. There is now ongoing reconstruction and restoration works.

Wait a little more to see the castle while restoration works completed.

The Valley At Mahalibeh CastleMahalibeh CastleMahalibeh CastleMahalibeh CastleMahalibeh CastleMahalibeh Castle. StonesMahalibeh CastleMahalibeh Castle WallsMahalibeh Castle. SyriaMahalibeh CastleMahalibeh Castle. WallsMahalibeh CastleMahalibeh Castle. TowerMahalibeh CastleMahalibeh Castle. InteriorMahalibeh CastleMahalibeh CastleMahalibeh Castle InteriorMahalibeh CastleMahalibeh CastleView From Mahalilbeh CastleMahalibeh CastleSnakelike RoadsSyrian CountryhomeVarious ColorsRocks And FightersFlora At High MountainsFrom Aboveسهل الغابAlghab PlainsAlghab Roads