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Al Hajjarah Village

Located few kilometers to the west of Manakaa, it has High storey buildings estimated hundreds of years old overlooking very steep valleys with beautiful terraces

Al Hajjarah – Manakhah District, Yemen

Coordinates: 15.065500, 43.718100

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Al Hajjarah is a village in Yemen located in the Manakhah District of the Sanaสฝa Governorate, in the Haraz Mountains. It is a former market town, lying along the Sana’a-Al-Hudayda road, and today is used as a base camp by trekkers.

Al Hajjarah is built upon a precipice and is famous for its towering houses built onto the cliff faces. Its historical Masar fort was founded in the 12th century by the Sulaihids. It became a significant fortification during the Ottoman occupation of Yemen, given the strategic importance of the location. Al Hajjarah is known to be a producer of pepper.

Al Hajjarah contains the former residence of Imam Yahya Muhammad, a signatory to the Italo-Yemeni Treaty of 1926.

Sources

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Hajjarah

Image Sources

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