Saladin Castle (Soane Castle)


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Saladin castle (Soane castle) is 55km. from Latakia, situated on top of a very slipped rocky mountain overlooking the surrounding green forests. It was described as the most impregnable fortress. The Arabian commander Salah Al-Din liberated it in 1188 A.D. In 1225 the Ambassador of Venice Marine Republic visited and signed a commercial treaty with its governor due to its important and strategic position.

Other important castles in Syria include:
Crac des Chevalies (Krac des Chevalies)
Margat Castle (Al-marqab)

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