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Tawilah Tanks Crater, Aden

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Admire the engineering ingenuity at Tawilah Tanks Crater, a favorite historic site in Aden. See the remaining 13 of the ancient 53 cisterns built to store rain while protecting the city from floods. What makes these tanks unique is the technique and the materials they employ: volcanic rocks combined with natural cement consisting of volcanic ash. Today, centuries later, they remain functional and can hold about 72 million liters (19 million gallons) of water. Using our online itinerary creator, Aden attractions like Tawilah Tanks Crater can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Teacher in my city and is a historic landmark sculpture grandfathers rock to save water for said the rain in Aden during throughout the Decade had saved us from want of water wars although its health and clean water and a small museum for visitors and is composed of several stores puddles of water with different sizes and I encourage to visit this historic milestone
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  • This and interesting and very exciting! Historically, tribes lived as mined water and not only. Truly an architectural monument with its dealers for the tourists, but must see!
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  • A cool spot in the heat of Crater. Although the restoration over the centuries has left few traces of the original workings, the fundamental engineering idea of capturing water flowing down the hillsi...  more »