Enjoying Old Skyscrapers in Shibam

New York City becomes the city that is popular with the skyscraper buildings that are located in Manhattan but actually the first skyscraper was not building in NYC. Shibam, a city in Yemen is the city where the first skyscraper built was found. That is why it is called as Manhattan in the Desserts. The history of Shibam was first known from 3rd Century AD. The unique building itself was first built in the 2nd Century AD in order to protect the citizens of Shibam from Bedouin raids. The skyscraper is the landmark of the city. It is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site and many people come there to see the beautiful old skyscrapers in Shibam.

shibam city

shibam,yemen

The most favorite thing that the tourists love to do in Shibam is walking between the old skyscrapers. The main streets of this old town is consists of some interesting stores. They are located in the old buildings of Shibam. Those stores sell souvenirs that can’t be found in other parts of Yemen. The special thing about skyscraper in Shibam is the fact that they were not made of bricks like Manhattan skyscrapers. Those skyscrapers were built from mud but they are still strong to stand until today.

shibam city

shibam,yemen

Unfortunately, staying at Shibam is not recommended. There is no restaurant that can be found in this old town. In Shibam, the visitors only can find a small café that serves tea in the entrance of this city. The visitors must visit the nearest city to find their hotel.

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