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This beautiful and fascinating place is actually in Syria.

Unaffected by a prolonged civil war and the rise of ISIS, Syria’s tourist board has released a series of unfeasibly optimistic promos exhibiting everything the country has to offer for holiday vacations.

The promos show packed beaches and luxury hotels, care-free tourists are seen jet skiing across pristine looking waters as the sun sets on another glorious day.

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The footage is in stark contrast to the horrible pictures we usually link with Syria today – of cities leveled by air strikes, of millions left homeless and bloodied children sitting dazed after being pulled from the rubble that was once their home .

Instead, the clip ends with the words: “Syria, Always Beautiful.”

Another video features breathtaking views of some of the country’s most beautiful historical landmarks – some of which have since been destroyed by ISIS.