Palmyra was an ancient city in central Syria. Located in an oasis, it had long been a vital caravan stop for travellers crossing the Syrian desert and was known as the Bride of the Desert. Palmyra is mentioned in the Bible as part of Solomon's Kingdom.
One of the main attractions of Pokhara is the shore of Lake Phewa (Phewa Tal) . Colourful boats line the shores where their owners tout short tours across the lake. At dawn, Macchapucchre ( Fish Tail Holy Mountain ) is visible when the skies are clear.