Tunisia and its trip worthy cities
By Carlton Leisure -
One of the major countries in Africa, Tunisia boasts an impressive history and diverse natural beauty to engage travellers for few days. Lined with Mediterranean coast, the country is home to some of the most interesting beaches that tourists would love to visit. The country offers amazing trinity of sand, surf and sea which most of the travellers look for on a vacation. But despite offering all this country is far from media glare and a poor PR machinery should be blamed for it. But recent decades have been great for the country where remains of Ottoman and Colonia rules are still evident. If you are flying to Tunisia to discover this least discovered country go through a brief introduction of its major cities.
Enjoying a beautiful location on the Mediterranean Sea, Tunis the capital of Tunisia, is a cultural melting pot and gateway to the country. The city remains abuzz with activity for most parts of the day and one can face traffic snarls during visit. But once you brave this, the city of Tunis with all its infectious energy and cosmopolitanism unveil before you. The city is rich with places of tourist interest and several places of historical and cultural interest. Some of the major attractions of the city include Zitouna Mosque, Bardo Museum, Dar Ben Abdallah, Cathedral of St. Vincent de Paul, Bab Bahr, Bab Saadoun and Musée Paléochrétien.
Djerba which is nestled on an island and looks beautiful with its sandy beaches and whitewashed houses is popular among sun seekers. Travellers visiting this island will find its culture, architecture and tradition distinct from that of mainland. Given its small size, there is no transport network but you can hire taxis for small distances. Being an island town, beaches are the sole attraction here. Tourists arriving here spend quality time on beaches, hear sound of silence in its tranquil countryside and take glimpses of beautiful sunsets and sunrises.
Kairouan in Tunisia is a city of holy importance for Muslims. Kairouan that ranks after Mecca, Medina and Jerusalem is frequented by travellers from around the world. Due to its mosques and cultural and historical importance the place has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. During their visit to the city the guests would have a good number of attractions to explore. The Great Mosque which is one of the finest Islamic buildings in North Africa is the greatest draw card while the Mosque of the Three Doors with its impressive facades is also popular among travellers. Medressas with their several Islamic Schools are also open to the visitors. Bi'r Barouta where the city was founded is also a popular attraction. Apart from that you could also stroll through its markets where you can have a glance of day to day life.
In addition to that El Kef, Monastir, Sfax, Sousse and Tozeur are other major cities that can be explored during their trip to Tunisia.