Ancient Ksour of Ouadane, Chinguetti, Tichitt and Oualata, Ouadane

#3 of 7 in Historic Sites in Mauritania
World heritage site · Ruin · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
Explore the libraries of Ancient Ksour of Ouadane, Chinguetti, Tichitt and Oualata, where you'll find a treasure trove of ancient books and religious texts. Take a peek at these old documents or wander through the complex, which once served as a meeting place for traders and religious people. Originating from the 11th and 12th centuries, all the buildings still display their original architecture, having been constructed from dry stone or mud. Visit the mosque and its minaret--the tallest structure in the complex--and discover red walls decorated with carvings and drawings. Take a look at our Ouadane attractions planner to schedule your visit to Ancient Ksour of Ouadane, Chinguetti, Tichitt and Oualata and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Mauritania and its World Cultural heritage oasis are a must for those travellers with a deep sense of adventure and passion for the desert. Moreover, locals are some of the most welcoming people I.....  more »
  • Of the three mentionned above, the most interesting is Oualata by far. Then I would say Ouadane then Chinguetti. It seems that it also follow how hard it is to get to those places. Really enjoyed...  more »

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