Medieval castles don’t only feature mesmerizing architecture, they also abound in rich history and culture. In Syria, there’s this crusader castle that’s also one of the most preserved castles in the world. It is the Krak des Chevaliers. During the 11th century, Kurds used this castle as their residence. In 1170, an earthquake destroyed many parts of the castle. Renovations were undertaken sometime during the 13th century. It was at this time that it became a concentric castle.
In 2006, the castle became part of the UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites. It is also one of the most frequented tourist attractions in Syria.