"The five towns of the M'zab" Wilaya de Ghardaia by sachara

Wilaya de Ghardaia Travel Guide: 72 reviews and 163 photos

The valley of the Mozabites

In the valley, the M'Zab, live the Mozabites.
In the 11th century this islamic sect of Berber people leave the mainstream and went their own way. They built 5 ksour, fortified cities at top of high pinnacles dominating the Mzab Valley. These settlements are prefectly adapted to the environment.

Ghardaïa is the largest of the five towns in the M'Zab. The other towns are Melika, Beni Isguen, Bou Noura and El Ateuf.

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  • budapest8's Profile Photo
    Feb 27, 2007 at 12:28 PM

    You managed to take some really wonderful pictures with such vivid colours. Wish I had a decent camera when I was in the Sinia. Tim

  • grets's Profile Photo
    Nov 9, 2006 at 4:04 AM

    What beautiful colours in Beni. The mosque looks fabulous too - love the look of this place. Thanks Ali :-)

  • tini58de's Profile Photo
    Jul 26, 2006 at 10:56 AM

    Ah, Ghardaia - I love to think back and remember that market! Nice page, Ali!! I hope all is well with you!

  • Feb 5, 2006 at 7:43 AM

    great page abour ghardaia !!!

  • freya_heaven's Profile Photo
    Jun 29, 2005 at 3:08 AM

    Love the photo of the mosque & Beni Isguen. Very interesting page Ali. (~_~)

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Dec 2, 2004 at 10:54 PM

    Mzab is wonderful and the "chebka" amazing. I don't know which of the cities of the , pentapole I prefer! May be Bounoura "La Lumineuse" or Ghardaïa, easier to access, better than Beni Isguen "La Sainte" .Thanks for sharing and reminding me my visits !

  • LotusV8's Profile Photo
    Aug 13, 2004 at 6:48 AM

    Cool place and very nice pics!

  • acemj's Profile Photo
    Aug 10, 2004 at 1:22 PM

    the marketplace sounds like a great place to spend an afternoon.

  • dr.firas's Profile Photo
    Jul 30, 2004 at 9:54 AM

    Fantastic :-)

  • evona's Profile Photo
    Jun 14, 2004 at 10:22 AM

    Great page! Beautiful pics :)


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