"Chenini : troglodyts in the mountains" Shanini by mariev
Shanini Travel Guide: 47 reviews and 93 photos
Not to be confused with Chenini-Gabes (aka Chenini Oasis), Shanini , or as it is locally (and on most available road maps) spelled "Chenini" is one of the last apparently ihnabited troglodytic villages in Tunisia.
Nowadays, most of the inhabitants have moved in a more hospitalable site in the valley or -even - in the town of Tataouine, 18 kilometers away.
None of them stays in the old village the all year round, but some still use it in spring or fall (mostly to benefit from the tourists comming or for the elder ones, because they use to grow up there and are happy to 'come home' when the conditions aren't too extreme).
The only one coming here daily (at least when the road is open) is the keeper of the Mosque.
- In a nutshell:Still worth a visit
The inside of this small Mosque is completely white and empty except an iron wrought lamp hanging from the ceiling.... more travel advice
mariev's Related Pages
Shanini Travel Guide
Member Travel Pages
- "Chenini, Douirat and Ksar Ouled Debbab"
- "Chenini : some more photos"
- "They really live insde the mountain!"
- See All...
- Things to Do in Shanini
- Transportation in Shanini
- Restaurants in Shanini
- Warnings and Dangers in Shanini
- See All...
Badges & Stats in Shanini
- 2 Reviews
- 8 Photos
- 0 Forum posts
- 1 Comments
- See All Stats
- See All Badges (13)
Have you been to Shanini?Share Your Travels
Latest Activity in Shanini
- Posted in Travel Paris Forum "Re: Mission: a nice letter as a..."
- Commented on one of JLBG's Shanini travel pages
- updated a Shanini Travel Page "Chenini : troglodyts in the mountains"
- Uploaded a Photo to "Chenini : troglodyts in the mountains"
- Wrote a Review Chenini - the Mosque in Shanini Things to Do
Photos in ShaniniSee All Photos (8)
Top 10 Pages
- Paris Intro, 89 reviews, 240 photos, 6 travelogues
- Top 5 Page for this destination Strasbourg Intro, 24 reviews, 45 photos, 2 travelogues
- Île de la Cité Intro, 10 reviews, 47 photos, 1 travelogue
- Top 5 Page for this destination Reims Intro, 14 reviews, 38 photos
- Noyers Intro, 10 reviews, 26 photos
- Top 5 Page for this destination Île-de-France Intro, 4 reviews, 24 photos, 1 travelogue
- France Intro, 8 reviews, 14 photos, 1 travelogue
- Ancy-le-Franc Intro, 6 reviews, 15 photos
- Issy-les-Moulineaux Intro, 7 reviews, 9 photos
- Gouvernorat de Tataouine Intro, 6 reviews, 9 photos, 1 travelogue