Aleppo, North Syria- In a report issued on Friday, the Chinese News Agency said it is not strange that poets had praised the Syrian city of Aleppo, adding that '' the mention of Aleppo readily brings to mind the palace of Seif al-Dawla al-Hamadani and the glorious past of the city.''
Chinese News Agency (Xinhua) described Aleppo as an important cultural landmark and a trade hub.
The agency said Aleppo is closely associated to its Citadel, describing it as a cultural landmark that is one of the most beautiful in the city for its unique architecture.
Supervisor of Aleppo Citadel Fawzi Shaabouk said the Citadel is surrounded by a moat and a hill paved by smooth stones and a 12-meter high wall.
Shaabouk said the excavations inside the Citadel unearthed a temple and 25 statues dating back to the first millennium B.C.
''Visitors of the Castle can palpably discern the Arabic architecture characterizing it in terms of the towers, walls and fortifications,'' said Adnan al-Hamwi, a tourist guide.
The awe-inspiring famous entrance of the Citadel is comprised of a stone bridge borne on six arches, which leads into the first tower in the middle of the moat.
The report elaborated on the Castle, saying that it is a travel back in time where one can inhale the scent of the past, overlooking a ravishing scene of Aleppo.