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...more
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.more
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.more
- 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.
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.
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