The Wadi Hadramaout valley is the most fascinating region to visit. Forbidden during the South Yemen period, it is now open to tourism, particularly thanks to Chibam, the Manhattan-city classed as a Unesco world heritage site. We would willingly climb the oppposite mountain to watch the sun set over the town's 500 buildings, 5 or 7 storeys high (all buildt around the 16th century) and the dried wadi where young people play football.
Despite being inhabited since the 3rd century, the valley remains rather difficult to reach.© Easyvoyage.com
Hadhramaut is home to one million inhabitants who for the most part work in the domains of agriculture (the valley has a huge palm grove) and trade.© Easyvoyage.com
Numerous towns and cities are located in the valley, each displaying remarkable architecture.© Easyvoyage.com
The buildings in Shibam, built in the 16th century, stand five to seven storeys tall. There are 500 of this specific type of building.© Easyvoyage.com
Shibam, the city that sprouted out of nowhere, is now listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.© Easyvoyage.com