Tunisian attractions

ROULLA

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Ichkeul National Park, Tunisia

Ichkeul Nation Park (37º 10'N, 09º 40'E) is a World Heritage Site located in northern Tunisia. Lake Ichkeul is the last of a chain of shallow freshwater lakes which once extended all along the northern African seaboard. The lake and its surrounding marshes are important for the extremely high numbers of wintering Palaearctic waterfowl: ducks, geese, storks and pink flamingos among others which feed and nest there. It is eutrophic and brackish. but seasonally expanded by floodwaters.

Lake Ichkeul, Tunisia. The lake badly deteriorated as the result of the construction of three dams on rivers supplying it and its marshes. The dams cut off almost all inflow of fresh water, causing a destructive increase in the salinity of the lake and marshes. The two ASTER 3-2-1 RGB composites depict vegetation in shades of red. In 2005 (bottom) the water level is higher than 2001 (top), but a large part of the lake appears red due to the presence of aquatic plants
 

Soltef

New Member
#42
Hi Everyone hope that you are all in good health! I have seen quite a few post asking where to go whilst on holiday in Tunisia so i thought that i would put a few places and you can also put down the places where you think are worth visiting..


When:DailyWhere:Friguia ParkCost:TD5.50; 3-12s TD3; under 3s free
Opening Hours:9am-6pm (until 4pm in winter)
Friguia Park in Sousse is home to wildlife including mammals, reptiles and more than 25 endangered African species.
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Educational as well as entertaining, Friguia Park allows children to discover the animals in a natural environment, and to take rides on camels and donkeys.

Those wishing to spend the whole day at Friguia Park can pre-book dinner with an African show, featuring Zulus and a Tunisian folklore group entertainment in the African hut. For further information, please contact Hotel Kanta
Hi Roulla!Looks like you 'pinched' my belly dancing photo!Yikes-I'd better start my diet plan NOW!!Very useful thread!
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ROULLA

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Sana

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#44
Ohhhhh thank u Roulla for this thread , it's really very interesting :)
 

Soltef

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#46
I'm in the mood for dancing..

Hi Soltef, hope that you and your family are all in good health! My belly dancing emotican, she's lovely don't you think ? I thought it really appropriate for me as i love music so much..;):D
Ooh,Roulla,let's go belly dancing...NOT!
 

ROULLA

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#47
Morning Soltef hope that you and your family are all in good health!




Lets dance..........
 

ROULLA

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#49
Are there any proper belly dancing classes in T?Would love to try some!
Hi Soltef i really don't know if there are any , but at the hotels they normally have a women giving belly dancing lessons, i have never been myself...You just need to go to a few weddings and you will just let lose and enjoy...:D
 

ROULLA

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#50
Morning everyone hope that you and your families are all in good health! If you are like me and love markets then these are the days to put in your diaries for future references..
Market days
Monday: Ain Draham, Houmt Souk (Djerba) Kairouan, Maktar, Tataouine Miscellaneous items
Tuesday: Béja, Kasserine, Sedouikech (Djerba) Miscellaneous items
Wednesday: Adjum (Djerba) Jendouba, Sbeitla, Nefta. Nefta's market is famous among those of the oasis region
Thursday: Gafsa, Hammamet, Houmt Souk (Djerba) Siliana and Douz. There is a camel market in Douz
Friday: Djemmel, Mateur, Midoun (Djerba) Sfax, Tabarka, Zarzis, Monastir, Nabeul. Djemmal-camels, Nabeul - livestock, fruits, souvenirs and spices
Saturday: Monastir, Ben Gardane, El Mai (Djerba). Monastir- carpets and rugs which are government stamped upon purchase
Sunday: El Jem, Korba, Ksar Hellal, Enfidha and Sfax. Miscellaneous items
 

ROULLA

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#51
Jewellery

Authentic Berber bracelets and necklaces can still be found in the souks.
Bracelets are inclined to be heavy - some ornate some exquisitely modern in their primitive designs. The price is usually by weight depending on the silver content and the workmanship. Necklaces are often restrung with the original silver pieces and glass beads, coins or coral, the latter adding to the price. A reputable shop will show you the silver stamp , although on very old pieces this has sometimes been worn away. Copies of original jewelry are more plentiful and often just as beautiful, lighter weight and easier to wear. The fish, hands of Fatma , triangles, arches and other designs are charms to ward off the evil eye or insure fertility. The same symbols are often woven into carpets. Many fine books on Tunisia explain in detail the ancient significance of these signs.tunisian man.jpg
 

ROULLA

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#52
Ceramic & Pottery

While Nabeul (Cap Bon) offers a dizzying selection of pottery and ceramics, many of these creations can be found in the souks. Ceramic tiles, platters, and bowls are displayed in every color, hue and design. A careful look will ensure that the hand painting is well done and the piece intact. The use and the region dictate the colors as the yellow/green of Jerba, the earth tones and primitive designs of Sedjane, and the popular blue and white of Nabeul. Guellela (Jerba) holds the prize for the lovely natural color of its clay used to create more "practical" pottery, oil and water jars, bowls and jugs in classical Mediterranean style

 

ROULLA

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#53
Brass and Copper

Embossed, engraved or chased, copper and brass trays, coffeepots, vases and ashtrays are found throughout. The intricacy of the calligraphy and design on the trays set the price, as well as the weight and the size. Ashtrays that can be engraved on the spot with your name in Arabic are a popular, inexpensive souvenir. Both traditional and modern designs are used by the smiths, the choice is yours. The artisanat shops feature items from large fruit bowls to small ash trays of enameled red copper in a beautiful variety of colors and hues.
 

ROULLA

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#54
Leather

Hats, pocketbooks, carryalls and hassocks are popular items, in particular the hassocks in natural leather embossed or painted with traditional patterns or the ever popular camel. Book covers are beautifully decorated with gilt and the skill of the traditional leather worker has in part been reconverted into making quality leather jackets and coats.
 

ROULLA

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#55
Carpets

Whether you prefer natural wool or camel hair alloucha of Kairouan, brightly colored klim , margoums, or elegant silk, award Tunisia's carpets the prize for quality and price. The selections in every category are infinite and rare is the visitor who can resist such marvels at such reasonable rates. Most carpets are classified by the number of knots per square meter with silk at the top of the list with 250,000 and over! Shopowners will unroll one splendor after another until you find YOUR carpet. The Offices of the artisanat in most cities sell only quality stamped and inspected carpets and while there is no bargaining, prices are reasonable and they can package and send your carpet by plane..
 

ROULLA

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#56
Wall hangings

Embroidered or plain , natural shades or intricately patterned, the same skill and art that is used in carpet making is used in the hand weaving of these articles. Pure undyed wool blankets are greatly appreciated in this day of synthetics and fine shawls embroidered with traditional designs make unusual and colorful wall hangings. The colorful ,figurative carpets of Gafsa are often hung on walls of banks, offices and homes and offer a great variety in size and price and color.
 

ROULLA

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#57
Markets


Outside of the official, quality and price, controlled Artisanat (handicraft) shops, where everything from carpets to birdcages bears a price tag, and carpets a stamp of origin and caliber, shopping in Tunisia is definitely an art. Located in the old city (the Medina), the Souks offer a selection of objects of unsurpassed beauty and distinction , excellent arts and craft and traditional work. A sharp eye, nerves of steel, a show of disinterest and a good sense of humor will make shopping a real pleasure.
Inflated prices give both parties the pleasure of bargaining and a golden opportunity to exhibit your talent as an actor. Start by cutting the offer in half, then work up to a compromise if you are really interested. The choice is yours:
Handcarved olive wood: Salad bowls, kitchen articles, vases, lamps, bracelets...beautiful , solid wood , each is distinctively different. This hard and durable wood needs only an occasional slight rubbing with oil to bring out the richness of its patterns. A natural gift from this Mediterranean land.

 

SilverMoonlight

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#59
OOOOh girls,
all these are so amazing!!!:):):):)
 
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