Language: English

Pages: 352

ISBN: 1405360755

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

This uniquely visual "DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Tunisia" is your indispensable guide to this exciting country. This fully updated guide includes unique cutaways, floorplans and reconstructions of Tunisia's must-see sites, plus street-by-street maps of all its cities and towns. The new-look guide is also packed with photographs and illustrations leading you straight to the best attractions this diverse country has to offer. "DK's Eyewitness Travel Guide: Tunisia" will help you to discover Tunisia region by region; from the mountains and ancient sites, to the markets and desirable beaches. Detailed listings will guide you to the best hotels, restaurants, bars and shops for all budgets, whilst detailed practical information will help you to get around, whether by train, car or ferry. Plus, DK's excellent insider tips will get you under the skin of Tunisia, even explaining its weather and festivals. "DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Tunisia" shows you what others only tell you.

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Circumcision for boys is commonplace. Ramadan (the month in which devout Muslims fast between sunrise and sunset) is celebrated with great ceremony. In the provinces it is customary for people to visit public baths, wear jewellery with magic talismans, and make pilgrimages to the tombs of Muslim holy men. The family is held in high esteem throughout the country, with frequent gatherings of its members and communal meals. Henna – a dye obtained from ground privet leaves. The painted patterns are

9 Rue Sidi ben Arous 23. NE OF THE MEDINA’S O from the N Great Mosque stands the mausoleum OT FAR of Aziza, daughter of Bey Othman, who has been revered by the people of Tunis for over 300 years. It was erected following the princess’s death in A perfume vendor in Souk el-Attarine 1669. Aziza was renowned for her recipe. Well-known scents, charity work. Towards the such as Chanel No. 5, can end of her life, she freed her also be approximately slaves and left her estate to reproduced. For

thick. All that remains of it now is the segment between the Andalusian district and the so-called Spanish Fort. The Spanish Fort is actually Turkish in origin and was built in the 16th century. Little of its original structure remains, though a Muslim cemetery lies within its defensive walls. The fort’s terrace offers a magnificent view over the surrounding area, including the Old Port and the modern harbour. In summer it serves as a venue for concerts. The Great Mosque at the centre of the

the Sidi el-Kantaoui Festival. the graves are bricked up, The village of Ken, 20 km but a few have glass (12 miles) north of Sousse, windows displaying the has an exhibition centre that human remains. produces and sells a variety E NVIRONS : The areas around of handicraft items including Sousse are planted with olive blown glass, textiles and groves that have been furniture. The village itself is cultivated here since Punic an example of an eclectic architecture that embraces a times. Although

one big 4 road runs among palm and garden, with palm, fig and olive groves. Fans of the first olive groves, as well as Road map D5. Star Wars film may want to orange and apple orchards, HE RAS REMEL peninsula in search out the mosque that is Jerba’s west coast is largely the north of Jerba is just 3 km (2 miles) up the coast uninhabited. A dirt road runs under 10 km (6 miles) from towards Borj Jillij – this was from Ajim to Borj Jillij with Houmt Souk, and is an ideal used as the exterior of

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