Yemen Tour Guide: Kawkaban

Yemen Tour Guide: Kawkaban Last updated on Monday 26th April 2010

An important stronghold during the Turkish occupation of lower regions of the Yemen, Kawkaban served to protect the town of Shibam below.

It is built at the summit of a 350-metre cliff and the town's inhabitants were often evacuated there during times of crisis.

Kawkaban is about an hour's walk from Shiban, by means of a paved footway, starting from behind the main mosque.

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