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Some attractions in the city include a museum, that was an old Ottoman Khan, and houses some interesting examples of pottery, glassware, clay tablets from nearby Ugarit, and contemporary paintings. Surrounding attractions also include a formidable castle that has been well preserved, and an ancient Roman gateway. The Blue Beach of Latakia is the most popular beach on the Eastern Mediterranean with activities such as water-skiing, jet-skiing, and windsurfing for visitors to enjoy.