Yemen (014) Sana’a

Yemen588 photos

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Yemen: The Republic of Yemen (ﺍﻟﺠﻤﻬﻮﺭﯾّﺔ اليمنية) in the Arabian Peninsula in Southwest Asia was between 2200 BC and the 6th century AD part of several kingdoms like the Sabaean one. Islamic caliphs began in the 7th century to control the area. North Yemen became part of the Ottoman Empire in the 16th century. From 1839 until 1967, the British occupied the port of Aden and established it as a colony. The two countries were formally united as the Republic of Yemen on May 22, 1990. It is bordering the Arabian Sea, Gulf of Aden, and Red Sea.

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Hadhramaut27 photos

Yemen (103) Wadi Hadramout
HadhramautYemen

Coordinates: 15° 29′ 15″ N, 48° 20′ 10″ E

Narrowly, Hadhramaut (Hadhramout, Hadramawt or Ḥaḍramūt) refers to the historical Qu’aiti and Kathiri sultanates, which were in the Aden Protectorate overseen by the British Resident at Aden until their abolition upon the independence of South Yemen[Read more]

Other sites in Yemen109 photos

Yemen (038)
Other sites in YemenYemen

Coordinates: 16° 11′ 3″ N, 43° 42′ 7″ E

Aden is a port city in Yemen, located by the eastern approach to the Red Sea (the Gulf of Aden), some 170 km east of Bab-el-Mandeb. Aden’s ancient, natural harbour lies in the crater of a dormant volcano which now forms a peninsula, joined to the… [Read more]

Sana’a26 photos

Yemen (014) Sana’a
Sana’aYemen

Coordinates: 15° 21′ 18″ N, 44° 12′ 52″ E

Sana’a is the largest city in Yemen and the centre of Sana’a Governorate. The city is not part of the Governorate, but forms the separate administrative district of “Amanat Al-Asemah”. Under the Yemeni constitution, Sana’a is the capital of the… [Read more]

Shibam10 photos

Yemen (071) Shibam
ShibamYemen

Coordinates: 15° 55′ 37″ N, 48° 37′ 34″ E

Shibam (often referred to as Shibam Hadhramaut) is a town in Yemen. It is the seat of the Shibam District in the Hadhramaut Governorate. It is famous for its mudbrick-made high-rise buildings. The first known inscription about the city dates from… [Read more]

Taiz30 photos

Yemen (145) Ta'Izz
TaizYemen

Coordinates: 13° 34′ 10″ N, 44° 0′ 38″ E

Taiz (Arabic: Ta’izz) is a city in the Yemeni Highlands, near the famous Mocha (Moka or Mokka) port on the Red Sea, lying at an elevation of about 1,400 m above sea level. It is the capital of Taiz Governorate. It is the third largest city in Yemen[Read more]

Thula24 photos

Yemen (180) Thula
ThulaYemen

Coordinates: 15° 34′ 29″ N, 43° 54′ 5″ E

Dating to the Himyarite period, the town of Thula is very well preserved and includes traditional houses and mosques. Archaeological investigation discovered Sabaean period ruins with massive stone architecture beneath the Himyarite. Thula is one… [Read more]

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Neuschwanstein Castle (160)
Neuschwanstein CastleGermany

List of countries visited worldwide. [Read more]

Austria …16 photosBelgium …507 photosBhutan …617 photosCambodia …627 photosChina …1,008 photosFrance …3,205 photosGermany …4,960 photosGreece …1,729 photosIceland …259 photosIndia …5,139 photosItaly …23,495 photosJordan …184 photosKazakhstan …371 photosLaos …1,275 photosMyanmar …670 photosNepal …1,678 photosNetherlands …2,049 photosNorway …206 photosPeru …1,512 photosRussia …381 photosSuriname …35 photosUnited States …62 photosVatican City136 photosVietnam …613 photosYemen …588 photos