Timimoun Travel Guide

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Timimoun Things to Do

  • Unique Water System of Timimoun

    The Fugaras are the water distribution systems which are unique to Timimoun. You can see plenty of these in the town, they are cone shaped brown mud brick buildings with pins sticking out of the sides that enable repairs to be done. If you go to Tasfaoud, a rural village you will be able to see a rural Fugara and these are open so you can see how...

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  • Rural Palaces

    There are many Ksors or palaces on the outskirts of Timimoun town and in the surrounding villages. They date from 4-6 BC and were the home of an extended family, built slightly raised for protection. Some are quite well preserved and you can walk around the walls and the remains of the buildings, which are all made of pink sandstone.

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  • Marabuts of Timimoun

    A Marabut is a shrine to an important imam and you can see these in the centre of Timimoun town or on the hillsides outside the town and in rural villages. The Marabuts are cone shaped like the Fugaras but are white.

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  • Irrigation system in the palmeraie

    The irrigation system in the palmeraie is a traditional one and also nowadays working very well.On the picture you can see a fouggara as a part of an underground system of irrigation channels.

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  • Walk in the palmeraie

    It's nice to walk in the palmeraie, especailly early in the morning, when it's still rather cool. You can see the villagers working on the fields or repairing the irrigation system.

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  • Small villages near Timimoun

    When you are in Timimoun, it's nice to drive the route Gourara or piste touristique.. Best time to do it , is at the end of the day.It's fasciniating to visit the small oasis villages like Izgher. It's like you walk in another world or time.The sunset in the desert is marvellous.

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Timimoun Local Customs

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    by graf-andex Updated Jun 29, 2006

    - Be aware you are in an islamic country and respect the customs. Look around and you will learn how to dress appropriate and convenient.
    - To join a marriage is a lot of fun. Careful: there are special days for men and women.
    - A religious holiday is always a great experience, people are really crazy with dancing, playing the drums and shooting.( i.e. Mouloud - Mohamed's birthday in april)
    - You 'd better avoid going to (any)an islamic country during ramadan.

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Timimoun Warnings and Dangers

  • by graf-andex Written Jun 29, 2006

    You should always take a guide when making any walks into the desert. Even in town you get lost very easy because all the streets look similar.

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Timimoun Off The Beaten Path

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    by graf-andex Written Jun 29, 2006

    Join a caravane for at least 3 days. You will have unbelievable sights of the desert in different ambiance.
    - talking to the camels
    - walk into the oasis to buy some vegetable
    - gathering wood for the fire - it's amazing! you nearly always find some
    - bake your own bread in the sand
    - and relax while driking the delicous tea

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Timimoun Favorites

  • Look at the beautifull red architecture

    Our walk in town early morning through the alleyways of Timimoun we finished in the centre to have a drink and buy some water.. Here we saw some very beautiful structures like this red conical one.

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  • Walk in the town

    The red mud-architecture od Timimoun is very enchanting. Early morning after breakfast we took our time to walk around in the alleyways of the town.

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