Tunisia – Douiret, Ksours, Tataouine Photos

Photos of the abandoned hill top village of Douiret, Ksar Ouled Debbab, Ksar Ouled Soltane (the best of all of Tunisia’s ksours), Tataouine, and Ksar Megabla.

The abandoned hill top Berber village of Douiret View of Douiret as we prepare to climb up to the ruined kala'a Our tour guide for the day (Ismail) shows off the hand crafted sandals his father made for him...stylish and practical! Robby and Ismail at the top of the deserted kala'a of Douiret Star and moon symbol decorated inside a ghorfa in Douiret The view of Douiret as we hike back down Ismail shows us plants that Berbers collect to soothe upset stomachs A beautiful vista as we hike down from Douiret An old mosque at the base of Douiret In 1850, about 3500 residents called Douiret home but after a new village was built in the 1960s, the Berbers abandoned the old village which today needs restoration Ismail demonstrates the Berber symbol of "free man" which is embroidered on his clothes Our next stop was the incredibly picturesque Ksar Ouled Dabbab To enter the Ksar courtyard, we first had to duck into this quaint teahouse Artwork at Ksar Ouled Debbab Ismail shows us how to climb up this 2 storey Ksar The lovely Ksar Ouled Debbab Ismail and Robby strike a pose Phew! Ismail is all tuckered out from our incessant questions We are completely dwarfed by the massive wagon wheels; Ksar Ouled Dabbab Resting area at the tea house of Ksar Ouled Dabbab Our next stop was the fantastic Ksar Ouled Soltane, one of the region's tallest ksours at a towering 4 storeys! It was lovely exploring Ksar Ouled Soltane, truly one of the most spectacular of the region's ksours Panoramic view of Ksar Ouled Soltane Robby and our driver Ksar Ouled Soltane has a whopping 400 ghorfas (long, narrow cave like rooms used to store grains) We really enjoyed seeing Ksar Ouled Soltane...a must see if in this part of Tunisia! Grains and spices for sale at Tataouine market Leather sandals for sale; Tataouine Colorful ceramics on display at the artisanal market of Tataouine Tataouine's Ksar Megabla is a perfect example of an untouched ksar (originally built in 1409 with little upkeep) foto gallery lightboxby VisualLightBox.com v6.1

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