Hama's most distinctive attractions are its norias, wooden water wheels up to 20m in diameter (the equivalent in height of a four- or...
Hama's excellent regional Hama Museum, located about 1km from the centre, is housed on the ground floor of a striking sandstone...
A short distance north of Azem Palace is the splendid riverside An-Nuri Mosque, built by the Muslim commander Nureddin, uncle of...
Lonely Planet review
Hama was never a great trading centre and today its main Souq is modest, with hardly any of the great commercial khans that fill the old cities of Aleppo and Damascus.