Qasr A Sir Eco Khan
Qasr A-Sir lies on an ancient caravan road that connected the Arabia peninsula with the Middle East and has served for generations as a stopover station for traders, soldiers and nomads. The name 'Qasr' means fortress - and the remnants of that ancient fortress are still apparent at the entrance to the village. The residents of the village have been longing to reconstruct or alternatively renovate the old fortress as a way of reconnecting to their past heritage and providing livelihood to the village.Together with Bustan the residents of the village have started to resurrect a small Khan at the center of the village at what used to be a deserted shack surrounded by an olive groove. Beside the economical benefits, we believe such an initiative has the basic components to increase awareness of the residents to the public sphere and ownership over their livelihoods other than wait for outside assistance.