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Tarim Travel Guide: 16 reviews and 52 photos

A relic of British rule....




Tarim is the Hadramawt's second city, and is located at the Eastern end of the valley system. In historical terms it is possibly more important than Sayun, and has long been an important center for religious studies. Today there is an important library of Arabic manuscripts attatched to the Friday mosque, and it is said that the city contains a mosque for every day of the year.


The main tourist reason for visiting Tarim is the Al-Muhdhar mosque, whose minaret, at around 53 metres high, is both the tallest minaret in Yemen and a contender for the title of tallest mud structure in the world.

  • Last visit to Tarim: May 2007
  • Intro Updated Oct 31, 2007
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  • craic's Profile Photo
    Dec 9, 2007 at 10:16 AM

    i want a sheet metal minaret!

  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Nov 12, 2007 at 3:04 PM

    I could take a set of wheels to strap on - im rather partial to green and never got around to getting a Moroccan lantern. thanks for the ideas!

  • grets's Profile Photo
    Oct 31, 2007 at 1:27 AM

    I don't think I'll be bringing home a sheet metal minaret from Tarim!

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