Tunisia:Reliving the Ancient Lives of the Romans

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Tunisia is one of the best architecturally rich countries of the world. The place is full of towered minarets and ancient medina quarters that give you a perfect sightseeing opportunity in Tunisia. There are many mosques and palaces in this city that have well-preserved treasure of art and culture of the early Islamic era. If you are planning to visit this country, you must get ready to take a dip in the water and have a sunny day at the beach. Here are some sightseeing opportunities in Tunisia:

1. El Djem Amphitheatre

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If you are a fan of ancient architecture, there is nothing more enticing than the colossal arches of El Djem. It is an elliptical Amphitheatre that gives the best competition to the Colosseum in Rome. The city is tagged by UNESCO and offers a mixed site of ruins of Roman homes and arcades. The amphitheatre is the primary sightseeing spot of the city and is well preserved by the local and some national authorities. You can explore the many rooms where gladiators once reside and peek out of the fighting pits where the ancient governors once stood.

2. Djerba

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If you are in search of a beach vacation and looking for a perfect sunny day, there is no better place than the Djerba in Tunisia. This is an old district with several whitewashed houses that fall in the main island town of Houmt Souk. Here you can shop till you drop as there are many local shopping destinations. The beaches are clean and maintained with a line of trimmed palm trees highlighting the shores. The place is perfect for a dream summer vacation where you can chill, relax and have fun with family and friends.

3. Sidi Bou Said

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There is nothing more mesmerizing than the sight of Sidi Bou Said. The place is a small, cliff-top village which appears like an artists creation. The place has obviously served many famous artists in creating some of the great artwork. With pristine whitewashed alleys and wrought iron gates and doorways painted in blue, the town is a soothing sight for sore eyes. Perfectly set in a Mediterranean background this is exactly the place you must visit for a peaceful holiday.

4. Houmt Souk

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This is an old town in the D’jerba island where every corner boasts of a rich historic past. The town is covered with the domes of the Bordj el Kabir fort, a building constructed in the 14th & 15th century. The prime motive to establish the fort was to protect the harbor from the Gulf of Gabes. The town has been home to a number of people including Numidians, Arabs, Spaniards, Ottomans and more, thus there is a variety of building in the town oozing different historical and cultural backgrounds. The prime sightseeing options here are the whitewashed buildings with blue highlights, the colorful pottery bazaar, mosques, etc.

5. Sousse

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Once a beautiful town, Sousse is still recovering from the horrific attacks of 2015. Despite being partially damaged the place has enough splendors to boast about. The prime attractions of the town are the intricately woven alleyways, exquisite mosques and mesmerizing bulwarks of the ancient Ribat citadel. The town also houses some exquisite beaches that make the visit to Tunisia the best ever holiday getaway.

6. Carthage

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Referred to serve as the ground for the Punic wars, the city was once a major competition to the Rome. It is also known as the home of seafaring Phoenicians and is located along the seashore. One can have a magnificent view of the sea from atop the town that is beautifully perched amid the Tunis suburbs. The town is a live example how one of the greatest cities was reduced to debris by a war.

7. Bardo Museum (Tunisia)

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Even if you aren’t a fan of history and art, this is one museum that will attract the best of your interests. Bardo Museum, besides being one of the major sightseeing options in Tunisia, is also renowned to be one of the major North African museums. The museum showcases the best of the mosaic collections and offers a gorgeous display of ancient artistry. It is open from 9 am to 5 pm during May to September and 9:30 am to 4:30 pm from October to April. You must pay a nominal fee of 11TND for the entry into the museum.

8. Tozeur

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A trip to the sand dunes of Sahara might be a great idea of a vacation. And when in Tunisia, you can live this dream to the fullest in Tozeur. One of the masterpieces of the Berber tradition, the oases settlement is a must visit sightseeing option while on a trip to Tunisia. The rich date palm trees and the hot breezes make a perfect adventure environment for the explorer. Besides this, the city is flaunted the exhibition of rich carving and brick style construction offering a perfect medieval city life feeling.

9. Grand Erg Oriental

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The major part of Tunisia is covered by Sahara and the most striking area of the city is the Grand Erg Oriental. The sand dunes here are best than anywhere in the world and make a leisurely and eye-catching site to explore. Here the landscapes are never the same, thanks to the ever shifting sand dunes. However, every time the sand shifts, it gives rise to a more spectacular sightseeing opportunity. From here, you can watch the sunset over the horizon in its full glory.

10. Bulla Regia (Tunisia)

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One of the popular Romak ruins of Tunisia, Bulla Regia is located close to Tabarka. It is one of the popular sightseeing destination in Tunisia not because it is one of the Roman built empires but also because it offers a great insight into the architectural intelligence of the Romans. The Romans, suffering from the hot climate of Tunisia, built underground homes here in Bulla Regia; this makes this place rather intriguing for tourists. Here one can peek into the residential life of the Romans.

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All these sightseeing options, indeed make Tunisia a perfect getaway destination for your upcoming holidays. The best time to visit this town in during the months of April to June when the Spring makes it all the more beautiful and heartwarming.

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