The Souks of Damascus are a maze of narrow streets and alleys, thronged with a noisy
crowd and redolent of spices,
evoking the legendary image of the Orient. For the foreign tourist,
a visit to the Souks is a must, a sort of pilgrimage.
The French writer Roland Dorgeles, after
visiting the Souks of Damascus, enthused: '' The sight is enough to make
one cry out with pleasure.
For weeks I had been seeking the Orient of legend; at last I have found it ! '' .