Yemen Tour Guide: Wadi Dhahr

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

A fertile wadi, about 15km north of Sana'a, with small villages and clay-walled orchards, which grows grapes, apricots, peaches, pomegranates and nuts. It is also renowned for a beautiful five-storey rock palace, Dar al-Hajar, which belonged to the Imam Yahya during the early part of this century.

The palace was built on the ruins of a prehistoric building and is now government property. It remained empty until 1990, when a renovation project commenced. Occasional visits are possible by special arrangement.

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