Wednesday, August 29, 2007


Today, the culture and traditions of Algeria reflect the richness of its Berber, Arab, Mediterranean, African, and Muslim heritage. The traveler can enjoy cave paintings in the Tassili left by prehistoric tribes, Roman ruins at Djemila, Timgad, Cherchell and Tipaza. Turkish style buildings in the places such as Casbah of Algiers, Tuareg tribes who have retained their Berber traditions, European architecture in large cities and small towns, all amid resplendent mosques and beautiful white buildings. The country's coastline along the Mediterranean Sea features endless white sand or pebble beaches, with little coves, and small seaports, just as it offers a variety of modern amenities in beautiful beach resorts. The cities of Algiers, Oran, Bedjaia, or Annaba are all special sights to behold each with their own distinct charm.
Go further south to Ghardaia, Djanet, Timimoun and Tamanrasset, and you will experience the immensity of the Sahara desert and the beauty of its never-ending dunes, the peaceful havens of its oases and the legendary hospitality of its populations, and the indelible memory left by its sunsets.

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