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Historical Facts


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 Syrian cities.

They flourished throughout the Ayyubid, Mamluk and Ottoman periods.

Khan Al-Hajjaj

Khan Al-Hajjaj

This out of city Ottoman khan is located in the fertile Ghab valley 50km to the north west of the city of Hama. It gives a fine example of out-of-town khans that were built all over Syria.