These cities have lived through all thick and thin of the world.
The oldest cities in the world have a great attraction to tourists because of their classic beauty, diverse history and rich in cultural values.
Damascus is the capital and largest city in Syria with a population of 4.5 million. The history of this city dates back to about 10,000 to 8,000 years BC.
Although the exact time of birth is still being in debate, it is safe to say that Damacus is one of the world's oldest continuously inhabited cities.
Located between Africa and Asia, Damacus is the crossroads of East-West cultural crossroads. The ancient beauty of the city was created by Islamic architectural style, the splendor of Greek, Roman and Byzantine culture.
The history of formation and development of Athens began 7000 years ago, the Greek capital is also considered the cradle of Western civilization. It is also the shining spot of the best philosophers, writers, and playwrights.
Athenian classic beauty with a mix of Ottoman, Byzantine and Roman architecture. Today coming to this city, visitors will visit a lot of museums, unique and classical architecture.
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Byblos is the cradle of many ancient civilizations and is one of the oldest cities in the world with a history spanning 5000 years. With the ancient beauty of citadel and temples, Byblos is now a favorite destination for many tourists today.
Also from the temples, you will admire the beautiful views of the Mediterranean Sea. Today, Byblos has become a more modern city but essentially retains the unique classic beauty that makes the name of the city.
Jerusalam is one of Israel's most welcoming cities and the most famous religious destination in the world. The ancient city was born 4,000 years ago and is divided into four areas including the Jewish, Christian, Muslim and Armenian quarters.
Today, Jerusalem is home to 800,000 people with 60% of its population being Muslims. For Jews around the world, this city is a symbol of the desire to return to their homes.
Varranasi is a sacred city of India located on the banks of the Ganges. Hindus say the city was founded by Saint Shiva in the 12th century BC. Varanasi, also known as Benares, is a place where Hindu pilgrims come to baptize and cremate their loved ones at death.
Varanasi used to be a potential industrial center with high quality fabrics, perfumes and jewelry. Today it is still the center of Indian arts and crafts.
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More than 2,500 years ago, the city of Cholula was developed from many scattered villages and it was the residence of many Latin American cultures such as Olmec, Toltec and Aztec.
Today Cholula is home to 60,000 people. The city's most striking attraction is the Cholula Great Pyramid with the conservation areas at the top, known as the largest man-made monument.
The history of Bulgaria dates back to 4000 BC. This city was under the rule of many institutions until 1885, when Plovdiv became a part of Bulgaria's territory.
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