| Al-Djanad Mosque
This mosque was built in the lifetime of the Prophet Mohamed. It is a courtyard mosque and together with the Great Mosque in Sanaa one of the oldest mosques of Islam. Both mosques are built after the model of the Kaaba-mosque in Mecca
Yufrus Wadi Dhabab
Ibn Alwan, a holy person and teacher of Sufism, built this courtyard mosque with a Quranic school in the 13th cent.. The mosque has an impressive architecture and stands majestically in the landscape. This holy place is together with Al-Djanadyah -mosque a place of pilgrimage, both are near Taiz.
This fertile subtropical oasis is situated between Taiz and Yafrus. Every Sunday the villagers of this region meet each other here at the market.
Djiblah Wadi Hadhramaut
Capital of the Yemen in the 11th cent. under the rule of the unique queen in Islam, situated in the green Mountain-Yemen, walk through the 1000 year old town, visit of the perimeter of the Queen Arwa Mosque
In ancient times the Hadhramaut was called the "Holy Land". Many graves from pre-Islamic prophets (ex. HUD in Quran = Eber in Old Testament) and other saints still reflect those times. The Wadi Hadhramaut can only be entered through Rub Al Khali desert/Marib and the mountain plateau Al-Djol /Al-Mukalla -is a fertile oasis surrounded with date-palms and majestic sand-rock mountains. Situated in this cultural landscape are the three cities Shibam, Sayun and Tarim.
Capital of the ancient kingdom Hadhramaut after the fall of the town Shabwah, founded in the 3rd cent, a town with unique clay houses and impressive art work on wooden doors and windows, visit of the town, before sunset a walk along the mountain situated opposite the town in order to enjoy the skyscraper-silhouette of Shibam in the evensong
Center of the Wadi Hadhramaut and former residence of the Kathiri sultans, The palace of the sultan has a folklore and an archaeological museum, visit of the market, the handicraft market and the palace with its museums
Tarim Wadi Doan
Spiritual center of the Hadhramaut since the 10th cent., romantic town with many palaces and mosques, walk through the city, visit of the Ahgaf library which has old manuscripts of the Quran.
Tropical valley deriving from the Wadi Hadhramaut - surrounded by date-palms, the two old clay towns Khoreibah and Al-Hajjarein are the end-points of the Wadi. Visit of both cities
Al-Mukalla Bir Ali
Capital of the governorate Hadhramaut, situated on the Indian Ocean, visit of the old city and the souks. The old houses still have artistic work on the wooden doors and windows
Former ancient incense port Qana on the Indian Ocean, possibility of swimming.
An urban settlement since ancient times. The legends say, that Cain and Abel founded Aden, natural harbor and economical center of the Yemen in the future. Visit of the impressive ancient cisterns. "The Tanks", the palace of the sultan, the Aideroos-mosque, the house of Rimbaud, the Tawahi quarter, the Gold Mohur coast and the market, boat cruises are offered by the big hotels there
Situated on the beginning of the Rub Al-Khali desert, former Capital of the ancient empire of the Queen of Sheba, Now capital of the governorate Marib near the big oil fields, visit of the old city, the temples, the remains of the 3000 years Old Dam and the new dam.
Former capital of the ancient kingdom Maeen, caravan station on the ancient incense road, 2400 year old city wall with inscriptions, excavation of an temple, sightseeing of of the remains with many ancient inscriptions
Former Jewish silversmith settlement in the outer Hadhramaut, impressive old clay houses, visit of the old city.
Fortress of the imams in the 16th and 20th cent., one of the most beautiful mountain landscapes of the Yemen between Kohlan and Hajjah.
Foundation of the Imamate in 892, interesting clay architecture, walk on the city wall, ancient rock drawings and picturesque clay villages in the surrounding of Saada.
Shaharah Al-Tawilah - Al-Mahweet
A place of escape for the imams in the 19th cent., 2800m above sealable, walk downhill over the famous bridge which connects the two peaks Fish and Amer.
Once famous centre during Turkish rule, fortressed town built upon a mountain, surrounded with one of the most beautiful terrace landscapes of the Yemen until the capital of the province Al-Mahweet, visit both cities with interesting old stone houses and souks. It is worth to make an small excursion to the mountain peak Al-Rayadi - very close to Al-Mahweet. You will feel like an eagle above the clouds.
the last remaining tropical forest in the mainland, nice trekking terrain