Aden is one of the most beautiful coastal cities in Yemen, known for its wonderful beaches, monuments, impregnable castles and many souks. It is also the economic capital of Yemen, 170 kilometers east of Bab-el-Mandeb.

Aden's ancient, natural harbor is located in the crater of an extinct volcano that forms a peninsula, joined to the mainland by an isthmus low. This port, Bayfront, was first used by the ancient Kingdom of Awsan between 5 and 7 centuries before Christ. The modern port is on the other side of the peninsula. Aden has a number of historical and natural sites of interest to visitors. These include: Tawila Tanks - an ancient water system cachement located in the sub-center of Crater.

Sira Fort

The minaret of Aden

The Palace of the Sultanate of Lahej / National Museum

The Aden Military Museum

The Rimbaud House

Hadid's fortifications and Jebal Shamsan Jebal

The beaches of Aden and Little Aden

Mosque of Al-Aidaroos

Zoroastrian Temple

Britain's historic churches

Marshes of Aden (The Tawila tanks): Tanks are in the old crater, the construction of Aden, the name of the creek that cuts through the rocks below the eastern end of Jebel Shams. They consist of a series of 18 rock-cut cisterns, actually a volcano, trachyte, and dammed in places to take advantage of the underlying rock pattern. They were built to give some stability in the supply of water in an area where they usually live for years without serious rain. That in size and depth, but the capture and collect the rain in the mountains that surround it. Its capacity is 90 million liters. Tanks are connected by a series of small water systems with the overflow of a tank moving on to the next in line for transporting water right in the heart of the crater. It is believed to have been built, while the control of Aden is in the hands of the Himyarite, sometimes around the first century AD. But from one port of Aden height in antiquity would have needed an adequate amount of fresh water may exist before that date in Sabaean times.

Yemen Tourism Promotion Board.


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