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Historical Facts

Khans

What Is?

Khans are stations where trade caravans used to stop and trade.

They are an essential part of Damascene heritage as the City had always been a major trade hub.

Moreover, Khans were a vital testimony to the economic, social, historical, artistic and political life of Damascus.

They have flourished throughout the Ayyubid, Mamluk and Ottoman Periods.

Khan Al-Hajaj

Khan Al-Hajaj

This out of city Ottoman Khan is located in the fertile Ghab Valley 50km to the northwest of the City of Hama. It gives a fine example of out-of-town Khans that were built all over Syria.