Chinguetti Travel Guide

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Chinguetti Things to Do

  • Old houses

    Old houses like this one are maybe hundreds of years old already and pass generation to generation. The wooden doors are amaing and many have an excelent hand work carved on them.

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  • View of the old town

    this is the part of Chiinguetti, the old one, that belongs to UNESCO world heritage. Is very magical and has a special energy floating around.On the picture is me and Nana

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  • Inside old town

    this is a street view of the od town, 700 years old town. If you go front and then turn left you'll go to the town library where you'll find very important books with middle age astronomical studies and all.

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  • The old town of Chinguetti

    This is how some of the doors look like inside the old town of Chinguetti.Part of the old town is a bit destroyed but fairly, most part os well taken care i think.

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  • The old mosque

    Another view of the old mosque. When i passed here it was time of the prayer before the sun set. So passing here listening to the call of Allah was something really special to me. Very pure and magical:Allah AkbarAllah AkbarAshahadu Anla Ila Ilallahwa ashahadu mohamadan rassul allahallah akbara must to listen to this in Chinguetti. Go close to the...

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  • The old mosque

    This is one of the most beautiful places in town. The old mosque was constructed 700 years ago and is the main mosuqe of the town considered to be number 7 most sacred town of islam in the whole world.This town is considered World Heritage for its importance because of this building, the whole area of the old town town and also because of its...

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Chinguetti Transportation

  • Road to Chinguetti is ok now

    The road to Chinguetti from Atar used to be really bad. Now they have improved it and you can roll 120km if you want. There are a small part of the road close to the canyons that has asfalt.

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  • Motorcycles

    this bike is swiss but i saw maybe 4 more bikes from spain. this seems to be an adventurous journey.

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Chinguetti Shopping

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    by johnsakura Written May 24, 2004

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    you have many tents near the old mosque's wall selling stuff. books music necklaces, rings all you nedd to buy at very high prices of course.

    What to pay: dont take the first price.

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Chinguetti Local Customs

  • Local house

    this is how a local house looks like in the new part of town. If you see the outside walls of a hosue thise is how it look inside. Usually houses have a patio and maybe 5 up to 6 different houses inside the walls.

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  • Goats

    Like elsewhere in the country all cities have goats hanging around the streets. They are free to go wherever they want and desire. This picture was taken inside the old town of Chinguetti not far from the old mosque. Here this house is destryoed.

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  • Islam

    Islam is the main religion in Mauritania. Remember the name of the country is: Islamic Republic of Mauritania. Islam here is very strong. If you're used to more relaxed countries like Morocco, you'll notice the difference here.

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Chinguetti Off The Beaten Path

  • Another type of mountains

    Its incredible of how many different rock formation you can see on your way to Chinguetti. You can see all in term of mountains, from black mountains to big hills, or this ones here. very strange ones but very beautifull indeed.

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  • Blue rocks

    thses landscape is very unusual. You can see the black mountains along with some blue rocks and some vegetation. Amazing palette of colours. very special. This should be one of the most beautiful rock formations with surrounding landscapes in the whole region of Adrar.

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  • Canyons

    View of the cliffs comming from Chinguetti to Atar. the road is 100km separating both towns. the weather this day was incredible and the sky had beautiful colour giving it the special combination along the mountains...

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Chinguetti Favorites

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    by johnsakura Written May 24, 2004

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    Favorite thing: These doors are just after the old mosque. very nice. i like it very much, the old wood of the doors along with the mud construction.

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