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Adventurers Explore a Valley in Lattakia that Combines the Four Seasons

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Enchanting landscapes and waterfalls  accompanied the participants in the  “Four Seasons”  walking tour  organized by   the Syrian adventurer team in  “Qassis”  River Valley in the depths of the eastern Haffah countryside in Lattakia .  

The walking tour comes within the framework of supporting and promoting adventure tourism and environmental exploration , which has witnessed notable growth.  

The 60 participants in the walk enjoyed moments of fun , adventure, excitement  and green plush trees that shade the stream extending over a distance of 3.5 km. 

Leader of the Syrian adventure team Ibrahim Sa’od, said in a statement to the Syriatimes e-newspaper  that the valley allows its visitors to experience the four seasons at the same time as the route  combines the sunny summer atmosphere,  the splendor of the spring season with its bright colors , the coldness of winter when crossing the rocky gorges and the autumn poetry with its yellow and brown leaves scattered on the gray rocks to complete the magic of the landscape with water glittering under the sunlight flowing from among the interwoven branches and the rich green color of the surrounding trees and plants, as if it were a very elaborate painting.

“Al-Samaiheqa” .. The village of ecotourism

The village of “ Al-Samaiheqa”  in Tartous countryside is a  very old village dating back to the Aramaic era and  characterized by  its  distinguished location between the mountains and valleys  in addition to its charming nature. This has  turned it into  a unique destination which attracts lovers of camping and ecotourism as well as  teams and associations concerned with nature.

The village, which is located to the west of the city of Al-Qadmous in the countryside of Tartous, includes medium and dense forests and a winter watercourse containing abundant waterfalls of great beauty.

There are many opinions and narratives about the reason for its name. Fawaz Ghannam, one of  the village’s residents, told SANA that “AL-Samaiheqa”  is the land with clay soil, which is in the form of a thin layer over the rocks.  Another one said  that the origin of the word is Phoenician and means   God’s sacred sky.

According to Ghannam, the remarkable turnout which the village  witnessed by  nature lovers has  contributed to the spread of tourism investments in it in addition to the “Zip Line”  project, “Skiing on a rope between two mountains”, which is the first of its kind  in Syria. This project  made Syria  famous  and has become today an important and famous destination for tourists from different parts of the country and abroad.

Home Gardens Project Promising Approach to Enhance Household Food Security, 1880 New Beneficiaries in Damascus Countryside for 2020

Our mother earth is going through a very tough situation . We are destroying our environment consciously or unconsciously. We have to act very smartly and plan something to sustain what we still have. We have to think about our future generations well, so that they get all necessary support from nature to lead a healthy life. 

Gardening is always an excellent and environment friendly idea. Growing your own food is always good. 

 Home gardens project aims at  improving  the income level of poor rural families and reinvesting  agricultural lands, in addition to manufacturing the surplus agricultural production and introducing  it in  the market at competitive prices. 

Syrian artist transforms environmental wastes into artworks

 Syrian artist Thamer Shmait’s exhibition, currently held at the Arab Cultural Centre in the city of al Hasaka, includes about 200 artistic works made from natural materials such as paper and wood from the local environment.

In the exhibition, which is organized by the Directorate of Culture in cooperation with “Syria al-Yamama” Charity, Shmait displays diverse sculptures, oil paintings and flowers made of natural materials.

“ Time for Nature” Campaign in Lattakia on World Environment Day

“ We can’t be healthy in an unhealthy environment. It is in our own best interest to contribute intently and effectively to preserve the natural world as much as we can. It is everyone’s responsibility to take care of the environment to make this planet a wonderful place to live on ” Miss Rawan Al-Issa Head of the Environment club at the Peacemakers civil Society association in Lattakia province said in an interview with the Syriatimes e-newspaper.

Every year the world celebrates  World Environment Day  on the 5th  of June - a day  dedicated to focusing efforts of the governments, businesses and citizens on pressing environmental issues.

The environment club at the Peace Makers civil society association has launched a campaign  on social media  under the world slogan  “ Time for nature” .