Sunday, January 19, 2014

The Manhattan of the desert, Shibam

"Known as the Manhattan of the desert, this timeless city on the southern tip of Arabian Peninsula rises high with ancient structures that blend perfectly into the landscape." - BBC
"Surrounded by a fortified wall, the 16th-century city of Shibam is one of the oldest and best examples of urban planning based on the principle of vertical construction. Its impressive tower-like." - UNESCO