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Mount Qassioun
جبل قاسيون‎

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Recommended sightseeing time: 0.5-1 day
Address: Damascus, Syria
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Mount Kasong (Arabic: جبل قاسيون‎, Jabal Qāsiyūn) is a mountain in Damascus, Syria. There are a series of restaurants on the mountain, overlooking the city. As the city continues to expand, the slopes of this mountain have been built into urban areas. Its highest point is 1,151 meters (3,776 feet) high. Since the beginning of the Syrian civil war, Mount Kasong has been entrenched by a large number of Syrian government forces. There is a legendary cave on the slope of Mount Kasong. It is said that the first person, Ah, was already inhabited at that time; and there are various stories about Ibrahim (Abraham), and Jesus also prayed here. Medieval Arab history books call this the place where Cain killed Abel[4][5]. For many years, this place was considered a place where prayers can be answered immediately, especially in times of drought, when the rulers of Damascus would climb into the cave to pray for rain.

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