The World's Most Dangerous Countries
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The Allure: Syria has one of the most important mosques in Islam, the Umayyad Mosque. You can also visit bedouin camps in the desert and Roman ruins at the Palmyra oasis.
The Warning: For more than 30 years, the United States has labeled Syria a state sponsor of terrorism. The past decade alone has seen car bombs, assassinations, an attack on the U.S. Embassy, and violent anti-Western demonstrations.
Go or No? Not for the foreseeable future. Yet those with a sense of adventure can travel with Damascus-based Nawafir Travel & Tours.