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|One of the many openings, looking into the valley from Saint Simeon basilica.|
The ruins are preserved well, and you find yourself right on top of the hill on which it was built. You get a perfect view over the surrounding plains. The wind blowing through the pine trees give the place a great tranquility.
In the 5th century AD, shepherd Saint Simeon ended up in the land north of Aleppo. Looking for the meaning of life and following a revelation he had in a dream, he ended up in a monastery. Not satisfied, he made pillars and sat on them. for years, he died after having spent some 36 years on top of pillars. By this time, he had become a famous person and drew pilgrims from as far away as northern Europe.
You can see the main view of St. Simeon here
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