Facts and Data

Official Unesco Page
Shibam of Yemen (Yemen Info)

Basis Data:
Unesco World heritage since: 1982
Size of heritage:

Longitude: 48,627°
Latitude: 15,927°


Surrounded by a fortified wall, the 16th-century city of Shibam is one of the oldest and best examples of urban planning based on the principle of vertical construction. Its impressive tower-like structures rise out of the cliff and have given the city the nickname of ‘the Manhattan of the desert’.

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