14. Crac des Chevaliers and Qal’at Salah El-Din
Crac des Chevaliers, together with Qal’at Salah El-Din, are the two palaces in Syria recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites. It was inscribed in 2006 with criteria of ii and iv. These are definitely two of the best places to see in Syria. Qal’at Salah El-Din or the Fortress of Saladin is located near Al-Affah town while Crac des Chevaliers is near Al Hosn. Both these castles/fortresses/citadels are in ruins now but still it forms a very important part of Syrian history and architecture.