"Shibam Hadramawt" Top 5 Page for this destination Shibam by hydronetta

Shibam Travel Guide: 27 reviews and 91 photos

The Manhattan of the dessert

Shibam (Hadramawt to distinguish it from the other Shibam in Al Mahwit) is long considered as one of Yemen's highlights and a serious reason to take the long trip from Sana'a to Wadi Hadramawt.
Not only that, along with Sana'a Old City and Zabid is declared as UNESCO world heritage.

The city is thought to date back from the 4th century BC.

The multystoreyed architectural structures of Shibam seem robust though their building material is inferior in quality and consumable. Here you don't have stone tower houses but locals expressed their aesthetics by painting the exterior in light tiled colour or white (on the top)

A must if you plan to visit Yemen.

  • Last visit to Shibam: Jan 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • grets's Profile Photo
    Nov 8, 2006 at 2:29 PM

    Great photos - one of my all-time dream destinations...... :-)

  • zinneke's Profile Photo
    Feb 28, 2006 at 12:01 PM

    Awesome photo of one of the grandest travel secrets on the planet! Just don't tell anybody so it stays just the way it is!

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