Khan As'ad Pasha
|Khan As'ad Pasha|
خَان أَسْعَد بَاشَا
|Alternative names||As'ad Pasha al-Azm Khan|
|Client||As'ad Pasha al-'Azem|
|Floor area||2,500 square metres (27,000 sq ft)|
|Awards and prizes||Aga Khan Award for Architecture|
Khan As'ad Pasha (Arabic: خَان أَسْعَد بَاشَا, romanized: Khān ʾAsʿad Bāşā) is the largest Caravanserai in the Old City of Damascus, covering an area of 2,500 square metres (27,000 sq ft). Situated along Al-Buzuriyah Souq, it was built and named after As'ad Pasha al-Azm, the governor of Damascus, in 1751-52. Khan As'ad Pasha has been described as one of the finest khans of Damascus, and the most "ambitious" work of architecture in the city. Throughout the Ottoman era, it hosted caravans coming from Baghdad, Mosul, Aleppo, Beirut and elsewhere in the Middle East.
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