Damascus the capital of Syria is the oldest continuously inhabited city of the world. Damascus also called the Pearl of the East is a rich cultural storehouse. The features of the old walled city are the narrow lanes and old structures with their doors that in turn lead into the courtyards of the old houses. The city has more than 200 mosques and 70 of which are still being used. The attractions in the city include Souq al-Hamidiyya a street with many shops, the Umayyad mosque that also contains the grave of John the Baptist. The National Museum is the best place to see the well preserved past. The best time to visit the city is during Spring and Autumn and the tourist high season is during Easter, July, August, October and Islamic holidays. AsiaRooms offers detailed online database of hotels in Damascus to select the appropriate accommodation. AsiaRooms also offers secure online reservation and great deals for the hotels in Damascus and other hotels in Syria.