"Troglodytic houses" Top 5 Page for this destination Matmata by JLBG
Matmata Travel Guide: 79 reviews and 262 photos
When you drive into Matmata, you first see an ordinary village of Southern Tunisia with white houses scattered on several small hills. The countryside is rocky and even in Spring time, the vegetation is scarce. There is not much shade.
Oued Matmata carves its way deep in the soft soil. It might have given the inhabitants the idea to do the same and carve their houses in the soil which they did for centuries.
The soil is more rocky and stony than in Matmata and the inhabitants have no been able to carve their houses in the soil... more travel advice
In summer, such as on this picture, even "upstream" (not really a stream !) to the dam, everything is bone dry. However,... more travel advice
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