All over the world there are breathtaking and mysterious places. From Machu Picchu to Antarctica, the list of beautiful sceneries is endless. Here are 5 places in the Muslim world that are part of this list.
1. City of Constantine, Algeria
The city of Constantine, “the city of bridges” or Blad el-Hawa in Arabic is the third largest city in Algeria, surrounded by the Rhumel River. The city is built on and around several hills and valleys, that are connected with impressive bridges. The scenery of the city is breathtaking, which makes it no surprise that it was named the Arab Capital of Culture in 2015.
2. Waw an Namus, Libya
“Waw an Namus” is the Arabic name for the volcano located in Libya. Also called the “Oasis of mosquitoes”, this natural wonder can be found in the center of the Sahara Desert. In the middle of the field is a caldera and a cone, surrounded by a 10 to 20 km wide dark-black deposit of ash and three lakes that create a lush oasis. “Waw an Namus” is very popular among tourists.
3. White Desert, Egypt
A few hours from Cairo lies the White Desert. This desert is known for its special calcium rocks caused by centuries of sandstorms and erosion. The spectacular scenery of the chalk-rocks are named in a very creative way. Some of the rocks resemble some food and therefore are named after it like “ice-cream” and “mushrooms”.
4. The Blue City, Morocco
Chefchaouen is the ‘blue pearl of Morocco’ and one of the most famous touristic places in Morocco. Although there are different opinions on why the city is mainly coloured in blue, it does not change the fact that it’s fascinating to see. It is not only the place of friendly people but a photographer’s paradise.
5. Socotra Island, Yemen
The Socotra Island, just off the coast of Yemen is called the most Alien-looking place on earth. And I think we can all agree with that. This island used to be part of Africa over six million years ago. Now it is home to hundreds of unique species, from animals to plants. The most special tree you can find there is the umbrella shaped is “Dragon’s Blood Tree”.
These 5 places are just a few of many in the Arab world. Have you visited one of these places before? Make sure to put it on your bucket list!