Muhafazat al Mahwit Travel Guide

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Kawkaban

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Shibam

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Al Mahwit

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Kawkaban

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  • Kawkaban

    Kawkaban Things to Do

    An important stronghold during the Turkish occupation of lower regions of the Yemen, Kawkaban served to protect the town of Shibam below. It is built at the summit of a 350-metre cliff and the town's inhabitants were often evacuated there during times of crisis. Kawkaban is about an hour's walk from Shiban, by means of a paved footway, starting...

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  • Local meal

    Kawkaban Restaurants

    Once you are done hiking down the cliff it is time to eat in the town below..Shibam. My yank butt go to dine solo since I was by myself but the food was hot and plentiful. for $5-7 it was enough food to feed 3-4 people. There was a honey cake that was a tasty treat to snack on. When they cook a chicken here and elsewhere in Yemen they chop it up...

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  • Hike down the cliff

    Kawkaban Things to Do

    Here's the drill. Any guide you hire will take you up to the town/mesa. You walk around and take your photos but don't buy anything from the local yo yo's selling trinkets since you can get it cheaper in Sanaa anyway. When you are done clicking the camera and shooting the sh.. with the locals if you can speak arabic..you hike down the trail that...

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Shibam

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  • WALK DOWN FROM KAWKABAN !

    Shibam Things to Do

    Ask your Tour Guide to leave you in Kawkaban and walk down the mountain to Shibam. It is a breathtaking view and you can walk down in about 45 minutes. You need to be in reasonable shape and have very good shoes or boots. The great thing is you cannot get lost. You can see where you are going. You will also see the people living in caves on the...

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  • the rock cemeteries

    Shibam Things to Do

    The rock cemeteries are found carved (by hand) on the face of the mountain overlooking Shibam. They are holes which, in the past, were traditionally used as burial grounds. Not very much unlike Petra, although the populations inhabiting this area were not Nabateans.Similar cemeteries can be found in other places within a day range from Sanaa - for...

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  • a town in ruins...

    Shibam Favorites

    What was once the capital of the Ya’afuride dynasty (Shibam Aqyan) is now a mountain village in ruins, at about 2300 metres above sea level. It is best known for its lively Friday market, which left me disappointed - hence no photos of it were taken.The town (village) itself is not deprived of charm - and its old mosque is amazing. It is also at...

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Al Mahwit

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  • Al Mahwit

    Al Mahwit Things to Do

    Al Mahwit is a capital city of Al Mahwit Governorate, Yemen. It is located in the elevation of around 2000 metres.

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  • Hatim Ibn Ibrahim al-Hamdani Shrine

    Al Mahwit Off The Beaten Path

    West of Mahwit in the Haraz mountains, Manakah was an important stopping place in Ottoman times for caravans travelling between Sana’a and Hodeidah. Close by is Al Khutayb, an Ismaili Shi’ite region and Hatim Ibn Ibrahim al-Hamdani is a 16th century Ismaili shrine and tomb. It is 6km from Manakah on top of a hill. Pilgrims travel from as far as...

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  • Architecture

    Al Mahwit Things to Do

    The architecture of Al Mahwit is typical of the Central Highlands and mixes the old and the new successfully. It is quite run down in parts but this adds to its charm. The older houses, which are between 300 and 600 years old, are made from blocks of mountain stone and have attractive shuttered windows.

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