The best preserved remnants of Hama as it was before 1982 are along the west bank of the Orontes River where it swings north in the centre of town. Just past the Al Rowdah restaurant a small alleyway leads off to the right, immediately before one of the town’s original aqueducts crosses the main road. If you follow this alleyway and bear right where it forks, you come first to the Alatoman Hammam on the left .
Continuing north along the alleyway, past the Azem Palace, and bearing right where it forks, you pass two large norias on the right before going through a vaulted passage that meets the main road and bridge from where you get an excellent view of the Al-Nuri Mosque to your left and the two norias.
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