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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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  • 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 »
  • It is a great place and a beautiful weather. I will recommend take a camera with you taking photos of a beautiful views. It is sad that there is no organization taking care of this historical place.  more »
  • The Tourist Harbour and its pier is a colourful place for a stroll, especially early or late in the day when boats, which range from traditional sambuqs (local boats) to giant supertankers, are coming...  more »