Help Wikitravel grow by contributing to an article! Learn how.

Difference between revisions of "Ghadamis"

From Wikitravel
Saharan Libya : Ghadamis
Jump to: navigation, search
(See: ghadames desert)
(Eat: Same thing - no 1st-person accounts or language. Again, your contributions are appreciated.)
 
(15 intermediate revisions by 10 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
'''Ghadamis''' is a city in [[Libya]]. It is a tranquil old city, with white, covered streets that are both dark and refreshingly cool. Ghadamis was built painstakingly based on a complex knowledge of how to deal with extreme temperatures. The positioning of Ghadamis' buildings is far from casual. Every angle, every wall, every opening in the roofs over the alleyways, are parts of the same organism. Ghadamis still stands, but the people have moved into the modern settlement nearby. Yet they still take refuge in the old city when summer becomes unbearably hot. With the exodus of its local population, and their resulting loss of knowledge of engineering buildings to maintain natural air conditioning, an important science could be lost. In its earlier days, the life line of Ghadamis was trans-Sahara trade, including the slave trade.
+
'''Ghadamis''' is a city in [[Libya]].  
 +
 
 +
 
 +
==Understand==
 +
This is a tranquil old city, with white, covered streets that are both dark and refreshingly cool. Ghadamis was built painstakingly based on a complex knowledge of how to deal with extreme temperatures. The positioning of Ghadamis' buildings is far from casual. Every angle, every wall, every opening in the roofs over the alleyways, are parts of the same organism. Ghadamis still stands, but the people have moved into the modern settlement nearby. Yet they still take refuge in the old city when summer becomes unbearably hot. With the exodus of its local population, and their resulting loss of knowledge of engineering buildings to maintain natural air conditioning, an important science could be lost. In its earlier days, the life line of Ghadamis was trans-Sahara trade, including the slave trade.
  
 
==Get in==
 
==Get in==
Line 6: Line 10:
  
 
==See==
 
==See==
Hello…
+
* '''Mahmmoud Akka''' [http://www.desertakakus.net], email: e.mahakka73@hotmail.com. Camel trips across the desert, trips for festivals, photography or to villages.
> >
+
> > Mr. \ Mahmmoud Akka of I, m of Libya which I work because the operator
+
> > and me of atour have my clean agancy in Libya. I want to say if we can
+
> > make the togather here somejob that I then to do all
+
> > including/understanding (Visa \ Accomidation, car 4x4) (full edge).
+
> > also I organized the voyage to the true desert in Libya which I have the
+
> > hope so much I of the guide and the driver of proffissional to contact
+
> > itself as soon as possible.
+
> >
+
> > thank you.
+
> >
+
> > MR. \ Mahmmoud Akka ..... e.mahakka73@hotmail.com
+
  
 
==Do==
 
==Do==
 +
*<do name="" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">If any South Australian has travelled into the gibber plains around Woomera/Roxby or Coober Pedy, they would instantly recognise the country around Ghadames.
 +
It is worth touring the museum with a guide before embarking on a guided tour of the old city. Take a small flashlight because some of the recesses are quite dark.</do>
 +
  
 
==Buy==
 
==Buy==
  
 
==Eat==
 
==Eat==
 +
*<eat name="" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">If you want a good evening meal try Akmed’s restaurant. He is a very efficient Tunisian who runs a tight ship. The camel steaks are very tough, but the chicken is absolutely delicious.
 +
</eat>
  
 
==Drink==
 
==Drink==
  
 
==Sleep==
 
==Sleep==
 +
*<sleep name="" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long="">Ben Yedder Hotel. The hotel is conveniently located in the centre of the small town.
 +
The rooms are basic but the beds are nice and firm.  Breakfasts are very basic.</sleep>
  
 
==Get out==
 
==Get out==
 +
  
 
{{outline}}
 
{{outline}}
{{IsIn|Libya}}
+
{{IsPartOf|Saharan Libya}}
 +
{{related|UNESCO_World_Heritage_List}}
 +
 
 +
[[pt:Gadamés]]

Latest revision as of 05:51, 7 April 2011

Ghadamis is a city in Libya.


Understand[edit]

This is a tranquil old city, with white, covered streets that are both dark and refreshingly cool. Ghadamis was built painstakingly based on a complex knowledge of how to deal with extreme temperatures. The positioning of Ghadamis' buildings is far from casual. Every angle, every wall, every opening in the roofs over the alleyways, are parts of the same organism. Ghadamis still stands, but the people have moved into the modern settlement nearby. Yet they still take refuge in the old city when summer becomes unbearably hot. With the exodus of its local population, and their resulting loss of knowledge of engineering buildings to maintain natural air conditioning, an important science could be lost. In its earlier days, the life line of Ghadamis was trans-Sahara trade, including the slave trade.

Get in[edit]

Get around[edit]

See[edit][add listing]

  • Mahmmoud Akka [1], email: e.mahakka73@hotmail.com. Camel trips across the desert, trips for festivals, photography or to villages.

Do[edit][add listing]

  • If any South Australian has travelled into the gibber plains around Woomera/Roxby or Coober Pedy, they would instantly recognise the country around Ghadames. It is worth touring the museum with a guide before embarking on a guided tour of the old city. Take a small flashlight because some of the recesses are quite dark.


Buy[edit][add listing]

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • If you want a good evening meal try Akmed’s restaurant. He is a very efficient Tunisian who runs a tight ship. The camel steaks are very tough, but the chicken is absolutely delicious.

Drink[edit][add listing]

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Ben Yedder Hotel. The hotel is conveniently located in the centre of the small town. The rooms are basic but the beds are nice and firm. Breakfasts are very basic.

Get out[edit]

This article is an outline and needs more content. It has a template, but there is not enough information present. Please plunge forward and help it grow!




Variants

Actions

Destination Docents

In other languages