Ksour Region

Ksour Region, photo by BishkekRocks
Ksour Region (photo by BishkekRocks)
 

The Ksour Region of Tunisia is an area known for its “ksours” – fortified villages dug into the ground to create troglodyte (cave) communities.

Structures are typically created by digging a large pit in the ground, around which artificial caves are then dug to be used as rooms. Some homes comprise multiple pits, connected by trench-like passageways. Bathroom facilities are communally shared.

Key villages in the region include Matmata (where scenes from Star Wars were filmed) and Tataouine. It is possible to stay overnight in some ksours.

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Overall Atmosphere: Combination
Combination Atmosphere destinations combine elements of both cultural and natural destinations, where this combination is itself essential to the travel experience. Common examples are Archaeological Sites (where culture is usually experienced outdoors), Scenic Local Markets (where indigenous cultures interact outdoors), Hotsprings and Vineyard Areas (where nature provides the raw materials but humans create the surroundings), and Unique Cultural Landscapes (where humans and nature interact in innovative ways, as in the elaborate rice terracing systems of Asia).

Combination Interests typically fall somewhere in the middle of the three types of primary interests in terms of
(a) how climate-dependent they are
(b) how accessible and physically demanding they are.
Featuring both cultural and natural attractions.
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Set in Hammam Sousse, Appartement Les Rosiers is 800 metres from Friguia Park. Free private parking is available on site. Some units feature a dining area and/or terrace. Some units also have a kitchen, fitted with a dishwasher. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$43

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$44

$44-
Saphir Palace & Spa

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Palmyra Beach

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Iberostar Averroes

Iberostar Averroes

Iberostar Averroes is a beachfront resort, located in Yasmine Hammamet on the Tunisian coast, 600 meters from Carthage Land Hammamet. It offers an indoor and outdoor pool and a spa with hammam, sauna and massage services. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

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Rony Faical Apartment

Rony Faical Apartment

Offering a garden and sun terrace, Rony Faical Apartment is situated in Tunis, 5 km from Belvedre Parc. Habib Bourguiba Avenue is 6 km from the property. Free private parking is available on site. All units include a flat-screen TV. Average score from 6 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$48

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Yamama Apartment 16

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Sinene Apartment 62

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Le Monte Carlo

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Highlighted Interests:

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Cultural
Unusual Local Feature

Berber Culture

Berbers, who are different than Arabs, have a dominant presence in the Ksour region. In addition to the troglodyte villages, there are Berber villages on the tops of the surrounding hills, such as Chenini, Douiret, Guermessa, and Ghomrassen.

With its Berber influence, the bi-weekly on Monday and Thursday souk is one of the most picturesque Tunisia.

The city of Tataouine annually organizes the festival ksours in March.
Combination
Unique Cultures

Troglodyte Villages

The origin of this extraordinary place is not known, except from tales carried from generation to generation. Today these have become popular travel attraction, and much of the population lives on tourism and folklore exhibitions in their homes.

Tataouine is the best known location to visit ksours because of its extensiveness, with the ksours dating back to the fifteenth or sixteenth century.

The other is Matmata. The above-ground settlement was built after intensive rains in the 1960s. Most of the people continued their lives in re-built underground homes, and only a few of the families moved to the new surface dwellings.
Other Interests:
Combination
Unusual Local Feature
Scenic Local Market
Natural
Caves

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