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Bab al-Yemen, Sanaa

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See the former southern gate of the Sana fortress at Bab al-Yemen, which today represents a bustling part of the city popular mainly among shoppers. The first version of the gate was built over a thousand years ago, but today's incarnation was constructed by the Turks in the 17th century. While mingling with hundreds of locals and tourists, pay attention to the gate's architecture and design, characteristic of Yemen. You can find all kinds of goods sold at the small market here--from fruits, spices, and different grains, to clothes, handmade dishes, and jewelry. Put Bab al-Yemen at the forefront of your travel plans using our Sanaa trip generator.
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  • June 16, 2017
    Collect the best of best architecture and asking you are there any engineering likes can do that any where. You can not found who can better than it. every stones talking about dignity, humanity, Yeme...  more »
  • September 6, 2016
    This was certainly the door of heaven for the distant traveler, so there are shops, world, perfumes, spices and incense. What Alchemy!
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  • June 18, 2016
    Translate differently, but the architecture and beauty of East Gate gives them a grandeur and something special! Can be translated as Gates in Yemen. The mere beauty and antiquity, their relevance for the city and for the country. Wonderful and uplifting when you find them.
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  • May 25, 2017
    Beautiful old gate, they have a nice market inside that area. Crowded.
  • March 4, 2017
    The historical corridors, Buildings, and sculptures of the Old City of Sana'a along with its lovely & simple people energize your soul and drag your memory back into the golden days of humanity origins
  • February 18, 2017
    The best place if you like history and old man brilliant city's. Awesome food and lovely place to walk especially at night. Amazing for photography.
  • May 23, 2017
    There are 10 market like cloth,pulses market etc... inside the fort. This is old city market
  • November 27, 2016
    We could feel the real atmosphere of old Arabic Bazar in Middle East at Mesopotamia civilization. Bazar survived and more than some thousands years cultivated daily life of Human Being. It looks different but very much historical being witness for architecture beauty too.

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With a clear divide between the old and new districts of the city of Sanaa, visitors will find a selection of accommodation options in each. Prices tend to be more reasonable in the new district, with many mid range hotels offering well serviced facilities within walking distance to the more charming old district. For a more luxurious stay on your Sanaa vacation, a handful of 4 star premium hotels are scattered both in and out of the old district, although all are fairly close to the city center.
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