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Old City of Sanaa, Sanaa

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Step back in time and explore the World Heritage Site of Old City of Sanaa, the historic district of Yemen’s capital city, known for its distinctive architectural style and marked by picturesque old tower-houses. Made out of rammed earth, all of the multiple-story houses, mosques, and bathhouses have stood for more than 1,000 years, and boast intricate carvings, detailed lacy decorations, and stained glass windows. Get lost in the lively narrow streets and verdant courtyards of the old city, fringed by partially preserved ancient walls, or roam the stalls of the bustling marketplace, which offers traditional handicrafts and aromatic spices. To visit Old City of Sanaa and get the most from your holiday in Sanaa, create itinerary details personal to you using our Sanaa trip itinerary planner.
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  • A fantastic place. Houses, like gingerbread and icing. Has a magical power. Worth to see. Many climate bitches (bazarki)
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  • Unfortunately for working vicissitudes my last visit dates back to 2008, there are no words to describe this wonderful Center, you can breathe the true being in the Arab world within. Obviously the Yemenis live according to another culture completely different from ours so it is not place for who judges everything regardless. The Souk is the true Arabic Souk without modernisation that hit neighboring countries
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  • Lets hope that war and hunger will stop tormenting Yemen and allow them to enjoy life in this marvelous and beautiful country. Nobody should have to live in fear and worry about where their next meal ...  more »