Yemen Tour Guide: Thula

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

A village of pre-Islamic origin, situated along the ancient spice route, about 9km north of Shibam.

There are many remarkable examples of stone architecture, including tower houses, well-preserved aqueducts and splendidly carved water cisterns near the northern and southern gates.

Thula is built at the foot of a mountain with a fortress at the summit.

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