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The Wadi Hadramaout valley Yemen
By Amy Adejokun Amy Adejokun Section editor

Discover The Wadi Hadramaout valley

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.

The Wadi Hadramaout valley

The Wadi Hadramaout valley , Yémen
A well-preserved treasure

Despite being inhabited since the 3rd century, the valley remains rather difficult to reach.

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The Wadi Hadramaout valley , Yémen
The population of Hadhramaut

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.

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The Wadi Hadramaout valley , Yémen
The towns and cities in the Wadi Hadhramaut

Numerous towns and cities are located in the valley, each displaying remarkable architecture.

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The Wadi Hadramaout valley , Yémen
The buildings in Shibam

The buildings in Shibam, built in the 16th century, stand five to seven storeys tall. There are 500 of this specific type of building.

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The Wadi Hadramaout valley , Yémen
Shibam

Shibam, the city that sprouted out of nowhere, is now listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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