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"Sayun" Yemen Things to Do Tip by worldtraveler55

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Sayun is the largest town in the Hadramawt valley and was capital of the Northn Hadramawt Protectorate during the final years of British rule.
This town, an age-old marketplace is on a major caravan route. Its economy was greatly boosted in 1490 AD when some 10.000 members of a North Yemeni tribe, the Kathirs of Hamdanis, immigrated to the town and make it their capital, ruling it until the 1967 revolution.
Near the cemetery you can find the Tomb of Habashi (dating from 1910) and the 16th-century Al-Haddad Mosque (unfortunatly non-muslims are forbidden to enter the side of the tomb as well as the graveyards)
Also worth a wander are the alleyways of the old souq.

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  • Updated May 19, 2007
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