Photographer's Note

The small town of Shibam was named Manhattan of the desert by english adventurer Freya Stark because of the adobe highrise houses. The town is a Unesco heritage site and the second most popular tourist attraction after Sanaa. Yet I see only one other photo on this site. Taken before sunset from a lookout point. I will add a zoomed out view to WS. It has more tourist oriented souvenir shops than anywhere else in Yemen. Frankinsence trees grow in this area, and nearby parts of southern Oman and Somalia, the only places in the world where it grows. Omani insence is said to be the best quality.

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Additional Photos by Tan Yilmaz (capthaddock) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3689 W: 138 N: 6179] (28790)
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