A large late antique monastery built on top of a pagan temple to the sun. Deyr ul Zafaran is a Syrian orthodox monastery and is a major tourist draw in the region. It has been heavily restored and had unsympathetic additions made to it to attract and help facilitate more tourism and generate more income.
Date of Visit
2nd May 2015
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Joshua Bryant, “Deyr ul Zafaran,” Architecture and Asceticism, accessed December 8, 2023, https://architectureandasceticism.exeter.ac.uk/items/show/450.