The monastery is only few hundred meters to the northwest of
Beshoi. It was also built by St. Beshoi. It has an interesting
cell where St. Beshoi is said to have prayed with his hair tied
with a chain to the roof to prevent him from sleeping.
The monastery was acquired by Syrian monks at some time and
this is why it gained its modern name "Al-Suryan"
which means (the Syrians). The name is shortened from the monastery's
long name: "Monastery of Saint Mary the Virgin the Lady
of the Syrians."
The monastery has a rich library with hundreds of manuscripts
and a museum.