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    The Cisterns

    by TheLongTone Written May 30, 2010

    The Cisterns of Tawila are just about the only recognisable tourist attraction in Aden. Carved out of the mountains which more or less surround the old town of Crater, or the Old Town of Aden, this impressive system which served both to protect the town from flash-floods and also to store the water against drought is of considerable antiquity, possibly over two thousand years: they were certainly in existence when Islam came to Yemen.

    They haven't been functional for a long time, and what can now see (thirteen of the original fifty-odd tanks) is the result of restorative work which was begun by the British in the nineteenth century. Aside from being of historic interest, the site is now a pleasant park where the locals take their leisure. My guide said this was where he took his first date!

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    Paying my respects: the British Military Cemetery

    by TheLongTone Updated May 30, 2010

    My great-uncle Matthew may be buried here: an Able Seaman on H.M.S. Diamond, he died in Aden in 1890 as the result of an accident. I couldn't find a grave, whether because whatever marker, grave, other ranks was erected has disappeared or because he was buried at sea I don't know.

    There is some corner of a foreign field that is forever England, and all that. A good place to meditate upon the costs of Empire, and who pays them. Lots of graves of infant children of diplomats.

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    Pure Relaxation

    by martin.streimelweger Written Sep 2, 2008

    Hey there,

    One of the best things to do in Aden is buy some qat and go to Elephant Bay, haleeg el feel in Arabic. Relax at the beach in Elephant Bay and lateron start to chew some qat with locals. The food there is excellent, so are the people and the water. EnZoy!!!

    Martin

    Relaxation at its best in Elephant Bay Aden. sunset over Elephant Bay Local fishermen always look to give you a ride Me (Martin) and Ali from Marocco in Aden
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    Pure Relaxation

    by martin.streimelweger Written Sep 2, 2008

    Hey there,

    One of the best things to do in Aden is buy some qat and go to Elephant Bay, haleeg el feel in Arabic. Relax at the beach in Elephant Bay and lateron start to chew some qat with locals. The food there is excellent, so are the people and the water. EnZoy!!!

    Martin

    Relaxation at its best in Elephant Bay Aden. sunset over Elephant Bay Local fishermen always look to give you a ride Me (Martin) and Ali from Marocco in Aden
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    Aden Tanks - Finally a bit of ancient history!

    by janiebaxter Updated Mar 12, 2008

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    Built in the first century AD to collect and manage the supply of water, the 18 tanks or cisterns are cut out of the mountain rocks and were discovered by the British army in the 19th century. They were cleaned and slightly restored during the late 1850’s.
    There is no water in most of them now, but their capacity was 90 million litres.
    It’s interesting to walk around them and see how they were built. They are joined by walkways and reached by steps so there is a bit of walking and climbing to do.

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    Rimbaud's House

    by janiebaxter Written Mar 12, 2008

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    The French poet, Rimbaud, left France in the late 19th century when he was in his 20’s and spent time trading between Aden and Harar in Ethiopia. Later he became famous for his poetry in France.
    His house is now a rundown hotel. Very disappointing for anybody that has visited his house in Harar, and not really worth a visit unless you are a big fan of his and want to say you have seen where he lived.

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    Al Aydrus Mosque

    by janiebaxter Written Mar 12, 2008

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    The Al Aydrus mosque was built in the 19th century in honour of Allemmm Abu baker Abdulla Al Aidroos who built the original mosque on the site in 889.
    His tomb is inside the mosque.
    He wrote “the road of the successful disciple” and was a social reformer, scholar and teacher as well as being generous to the poor.
    You can go inside and look at the tombs in a long line, covered with drapes, but the people inside are unwelcoming and quite hostile.

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    See Queen Victoria

    by janiebaxter Written Mar 12, 2008

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    A statue of Queen Victoria sits in the middle of a rundown park area in the middle of the city. It was put away for a while and has now been brought back, but not restored.
    The old queen looks very sorry for herself to have been abandoned in this place!

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    British relics

    by dutchwindmill Written Jan 31, 2007

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    On the "island" there are various fortifications as well as a large number of buildings dating back to the time of British rule. It's not a very coherent historial area and mostly in a bad state of repairs, but for the history and architecture buff interesting enough.

    Socialist architecture from the 1970s and '80s remains as well, also on the mainland.

    Old British buildings, across fom Pizza Hut Fort (view from Pizza Hut)
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