Tunisia Tourism

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The rich historical heritage of Tunisia Its past is very varied: Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans, Byzantines and Arabs have left their legacy scattered throughout the territory: the Medina of Susa, the Amphitheater of El Jem, the great mosque of Keruan, but, just 20 km from the capital of Tunisia, there is a powerful find, the archaeological park of Carthage. An ancient city founded by the Phoenicians in the ninth century B.C. It came to have about half a million inhabitants and, today, its Roman remains can be visited, starting with the tofet, a sanctuary dedicated to the gods Tanit and Bâal Hammon, place of worship and sacrifices.


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There is no reason to travel to Tunisia it has history landscapes archaeological sites and fantastc beaches excellent hotels it is cheap and close Africa is a fascinatng contnent with a vast territory of 30 million square kilometers along which totally diferent stories and cultures are discovered. In the Maghreb to the north there is a land full of contrasts and colors a land that smells of jasmine date and freshly made tea and in which the colors are painted: blue of the Mediterranean Sea golden in the desert of the Sahara the greens of the oases and the coppery of the Atlas Mountains we speak of the Tunisian Republic or Tunisia. Although essentally Arab Tunisia has an open and modern society that for a long tme has allowed it to be one of the most popular tourist destnatons for Europeans Hospitality history exotcism and incredible landscapes are the atributes that have atracted hundreds of travelers. But lately the fow of visits has decreased due to insecurity and in the face of fear many have preferred to avoid the country to go elsewhere.

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The beaches of Tunisia A few minutes from the town of Monastr you can fnd amazing beaches surrounded by splendid hotels being one of the diving destnatons with numerous shipwrecks and reefs to practce this sport Djerba Island is one of the most tourist areas full of hotels restaurants and cafes with a microclimate that allows you to visit it out of season in additon you can make dives to see sunken military ships and an impressive seabed. With 1300 km of coastline 600 are of beach. Old fshing villages have become perfect tourist destnatons to relax and enjoy water sports. Among the best known locatons is Sidi Bou Said with its characteristc white and blue color Hamamet a tourist area with turquoise waters and white sand ideal at any tme of the year. Tunisia has many beach hotels which can be recomended like Hotel Bakour Beach in Djerb a island Djerba Bakour Splash or Ona Flora Park Hotel in Hammamet .

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The rich historical heritage of Tunisia Its past is very varied: Phoenicians Carthaginians Romans Byzantnes and Arabs have lef their legacy scatered throughout the territory: the Medina of Susa the Amphitheater of El Jem the great mosque of Keruan but just 20 km from the capital of Tunisia there is a powerful fnd the archaeological park of Carthage. An ancient city founded by the Phoenicians in the ninth century B.C. It came to have about half a million inhabitants and today its Roman remains can be visited startng with the tofet a sanctuary dedicated to the gods Tanit and Bâal Hammon place of worship and sacrifces. Then there are Antoninos hot springs the most important baths of the Roman era from which the Byzantne chapel the ‘frigidariumr column and the basements of the hot springs where slaves worked. Very close to the hill of Byrsa is the Natonal Museum of Carthage one of the most important in the country in which a valuable collecton of Punic and Roman objects is exhibited: jewels statues amulets masks ... And to the west is the Roman amphitheater built at the end of the frst century of which only its sand and the perimeter wall remain.

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Visit the desert in Tunisia The vast dunes mark the horizon of the largest desert on the planet the Sahara which stretches across the width of North Africa. The part between Tunisia and Algeria is known as the Great Eastern Erg. Tozeur is the prelude to the desert and the capital of the Jerid region. It is the last oasis from which to start the adventure of exploring the desert on foot by quad on a camel 4x4 or aboard the Red Lizard a classic train from 1900 that travels between the mountains north of the city. impressive surroundings have been the scene of flms as well known as Star Wars Indiana Jones or The English Patent. From there some places of interest such as Matmata are accessible with its famous troglodyte architecture carved into the ground Tataouine an old Berber village or Douz that can be reached through the desert and passing through Chot el Jerid the largest salt lake from Tunisia a salt desert.

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Gastronomy of Tunisia Tunisia like all the Mediterranean countries uses olive oil spices and vegetables but also uses somewhat diferent ingredients than we know They emphasize the recipes made with couscous the star dish made with wheat semolina with lamb with chicken or with fsh and dishes such as mechoui a Tunisian salad chickpea-based lablabi briks that are breaded the meloukhia a dish made of braised lamb meat with a delicious green sauce and the tajines a kind of quiche gratn. Finally desserts such as makhroud - pastries made with dates - or buze - nut-coated semolina cream - among many others.

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Medina and Handicrafs of Tunisia Entering the narrow and winding alleys laden with the smell of species hookah and you are the best way to get to know the daily life of Tunisians. Accessing the heart of the city crossing the shops that are crowded consecutvely to ofer all kinds of products is the perfect place to see get lost and discover the interiors of its inhabitants. Do not stop sitng in a cafe and enjoy the sunset. In the markets you can buy traditonal handmade products. Typical is the chechia the natonal red hat this piece can be purchased at the Chawachine souk. Tunisian jewels with more traditon can be found in the souk El Brika. The latoneros produce culinary utensils of red copper are in the Nahas souk beautful pieces that have become fashionable again while the blacksmiths setled in Bad Jedid that provide locks studded ornaments ... In the souk El Blat You can fnd wonderful wooden products tables shelves mirror frames but in any souk it is possible to fnd beautful handmade products to have a souvenir.

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Tunisian history and museums In the Bardo museum in Tunisia there is an extensive sample of mosaics from the diferent historical periods such as the Islamic Roman Carthaginian and Christan eras In the Bardo museum in Tunisia there is an extensive sample of mosaics from the diferent historical periods such as the Islamic Roman Carthaginian and Christan eras Tourism of Tunisia The archaeological sites found have made it possible to establish galleries and museums in which to exhibit its extensive heritage such as: the Natonal Bardo Museum in the city of Tunisia is a museum palace in which a collecton of impressive Roman mosaics is exhibited among other jewels . The Djerba Traditonal Heritage Museum in the heart of the Houmt Souk recreates local customs and customs through several rooms the Archaeological Museum of Chemtou is the result of 25 years of excavatons of the ancient city numida of Simithus the Archaeological Museum of Susa afer the Bardo brings together the largest collecton of Roman mosaics or the Mahdia museum in which the history of the country is explained in its diferent periods through objects.

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More info about Tunisia The ofcial language is Arabic although fuent French is spoken throughout the country. Most of Tunisia is safe except for the borders with Algeria and Libya. To enter you need a valid passport that does not expire in the following three months in additon to having a round-trip plane tcket No visa is required during the frst three months. The currency is the Tunisian dinar - one euro equals approximately 2.48 Tunisian dinars and internatonal Visa American Express Eurocard and Mastercard credit cards are accepted. No vaccine is required to enter the country but it is recommended to take out medical insurance. Regions • Northern Tunisia the capital Tunis all of the north coast and mountains and a number of very popular Mediterranean beach resorts • Central Coastal Tunisia Sfax Gabes the southern beach resorts and the bus route to Libya • Saharan Tunisia the Saharan hinterland - rocky plains dunes desert trekking and some major archaeological sites Links htp://www.tourisme.gov.tn/en/ htps://wikitravel.org/en/Tunisia Hotel Bakour Beach Djerb a island Djerba Bakour Splash Ona Flora Park Hotel in Hammamet .

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I hope you will enjoy your visit to Tunisia

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