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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. Discover how to plan a Sanaa trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
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  • One of old and famous place in sanaa once you are there you feel how old us this city The gate is so huge and is do busy and crowded since early morning  more »
  • This is the place where you feel you need to settle and live for the rest of your life.. Traditional and awesome! ❤  more »
  • It's a historic part and the gate of old Sana'a city. An amazing place that you feel it comes from the deepest part of the history. unfortunately the country is not safe for tourists visit because of ...  more »
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  • It's a great place that you can see pure Sana'a people and how simple their life is...
  • It's the bast bucaues a did have a lot of thing about yemen Traditional and Coulter
  • If you love historical places than surely this is the place to go. People very friendly and some do speak basic English .
  • Bab al-Yaman (Arabic: باب اليمن‎), lit. "Gate of the Yemen," is the main gate of Sana's old fortified wall, on the southern extremity of the walled city, its current design built in the 17th century by the Turks. Today, it is the most ornate of the gates of Sana's Old City. Passengers travelling southward, en route to Ma'bar and Dhamar, would depart from this gate. As one enters the gate, one quickly notices the splendid Yemeni architecture, high towering houses made of baked bricks decorated and waterproofed with lime plaster and qadad, one of the outstanding features of Sana's Old City. Many of the houses make use of decorative windows, designed as fanlights fitted with stained glass, enclosed within muntins of gypsum plaster and lime-coated sash. The old city of Sana'a is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its unique architectural characteristics, most notably expressed in its multi-storey buildings decorated with geometric patterns.
  • Yemen's cultural market One can see lots of beauty from old Yemen architecture and culture here
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