Old City of Sanaa

Old City of Sanaa

Old City of Sanaa
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Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins • Neighborhoods
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The old, walled city has been inhabited for more than 2,500 years and contains a wealth of intact architectural gems.
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salah a
Sanaa, Yemen1 contribution
Old sana'a city
Jul 2020
enjoy your trip to oldest city in the world Sana'a city in Yemen middle east the best city in Yemen and the capital of country
Written July 19, 2020
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Shamsan Mohammed
Sanaa, Yemen5 contributions
Historical live city
Dec 2017
Amazing, old market, very cheap prices, clean streets, very old city amazing
really it is unexplainable
Written November 2, 2018
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Sumaalyemen
Poznan, Poland48 contributions
One of the most stunning old cities in the world
Aug 2018
A lot of history,beautiful architecture and very welcoming people.Lived in Sana for 10 years and half.Visiting Yemen and its beautiful and old heritage sights is not avaible at the moment because of the political problems.Recommend everyone to visit Yemen after 5,8,10 years.Top attractions-1.Old city of Sana 2.Walled city of Shibam(First skyscraper city in the world 2500 years old)3.Island of Socotra4.Remaining of Kingdom of queen of Saba.5.Beautiful beaches of Aden and Hudeida,and many other places.
Written August 7, 2018
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Ahmed A
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates58 contributions
old is gold
Jul 2017
the best area in sanaa. people their are fiendly and the area is very clean not like the rest of Sanaa. very quite at night, I enjoyed walking around at night.
Written June 14, 2018
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Denis Igua
Kampala, Uganda54 contributions
For History Hunters - The Old City of Sanaá is a Gem
Jan 2018 • Friends
Situated in a mountain valley at an altitude of 2,200 m, Sana’a has been inhabited for more than 2,500 years. In the 7th and 8th centuries, the city became a major centre for the propagation of Islam. This religious and political heritage can be seen in the 103 mosques, 14 hammams and over 6,000 houses, all built before the 11th century. Sana’a’s many-storeyed tower-houses built of rammed earth (pisé) add to the beauty of the site.

I made this visit after reading the above UNESCO brief. This civilization is amazing- in the market, you will find frankincense-great relic of the silk road and many other items. I bought a Jewish ornament and I was told it was a 1,000 years.

Definitely a place worth a visit. It kind of felt like Stone Town in Zanzibar- but way crowded with antiques. Indiana Jones would have a list of items to sample.
Written March 4, 2018
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Nitesh P
Cairo, Egypt85 contributions
Unique house designs
Jul 2017 • Friends
Very unique and beautiful mix of Arabic and Asian architecture not seen elsewhere in the region. It requires lot of maintenance and cleaning to make it more attractive n liveable. Preserve it for humanity.
Written November 23, 2017
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chalex
Phoenix, AZ99 contributions
A trip to the past
Oct 2016 • Friends
Great great great. No other words...architecture is simply amazing, all mud houses very well preseved, make the repetitive view a really spectacular one. The bazaars, alleys, yemeni style dressed people with the jambiya, makes this a magical place to visit
Written September 22, 2017
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awahabs
Cairo10 contributions
yemen
Oct 2016
the cold city is great
it was about to be considered as one of world wonder
seek gold especially jawes gold
stones and may be herbs
Written September 7, 2017
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A-nasser M
Sanaa, San, Yemen10 contributions
Fascinating city , It is a living museum
Aug 2017 • Friends
The old city of Sana'a is a uniquely located in the center of The capital of YEMEN . It is a walled city , had around 7 doors , including many old houses dated to more the 800 years with restoration from UN as a world heritage. There are many old markets inside, cloth market , goldsmith , silversmith ... Etc.
Also many traditional hotels and restaurants. It is a open museum . People are so friendly .
Written September 3, 2017
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Syahays
Singapore, Singapore7 contributions
Surreal Experience!
Nov 2016 • Solo
Once you set eyes on the old buildings and architecture, you'll either feel as though you're living on a Hollywood movie set or just brought back into time. Make sure to come with a full camera/handphone battery and snap lots of pictures!
Written July 29, 2017
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