With its sandy beaches, palm groves and endless dunes, fortified villages, oases and whitewashed towns, welcoming Tunisia has an attractive and exotic feel. The country offers plenty of opportunity for adventure: take a camel ride across the legendary Sahara; see the evocative mirages on the Chott el-Jerid salt lake; or enjoy an unforgettable hike at the foot of the vertiginous cliffs of the Selja gorge. Or if you prefer, soak up the more accessible pleasures of the coast at the beaches in Jerba or Hammamet.Tunisia is also home to stunning architectural and cultural monuments. Visit some of its superb ancient sites, such as Dougga, El Jem and Carthage, which bear witness to the country's history and the many different civilisations which have existed here. Admire its magnificent places of worship and traditional buidlings, such as the Great Mosque of Kairouan and the fortified granaries of Ksar Ouled Soltane. Take a stroll through the lively souks of Tunis, the country's cosmopolitan capital.A whole host of treasures, all just the other side of the Mediterranean!
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