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“well worth the trip”
Review of Dougga

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Owner description: Remarkable Roman site of a once prosperous town with the capitol, theater and a Punic mausoleum.
Reviewed 8 July 2014

Stunning setting, with some well preserved buildings. The temple is amazing. We were originally going to get a taxi for the day from Hammamet but decided to be lazy and went on the Thomas Cook trip instead. It was probably for the best as the guide was excellent and very knowledgeable. We could have managed with a good guide book but there is very little signage. Take a lot of water and possibly a hat as there is no cover. We visited in June and we were the only tourists visiting the site. Be prepared for a long day but it was worth it.

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Reviewed 2 July 2014

There was so much more to see here than I had expected. The amphitheatre is really well presserved and the view from the top is breathtaking. The latrines and still in place! The layout of the old houses is really easy to see. There's almost too much to see as I couldn't take everything in. We had a guide on an organised tour who could explain everything to us and we definitely needed that. I won't forget first glimpsing the columns as we walked into the site. It is a must see if you are near north Tunisia.

1  Thank Kira W
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Reviewed 10 June 2014

This is one of the most impressive sites in the world! Despite the well-preserved archaeological city and the recognition as Unesco site, the Roman city deserves an improvement of the touristic services: the book shop was closed, there were no audio guides nor archaeological plans around. It is very difficult to understand monuments and transformation of the city without any kind of didactic support. We would encourage the Tunisian-French archaeological team to invest more energies in this fundamental task.

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Reviewed 4 June 2014

On a visit we had only two hours and it is not enough. To get to know the city and its sights is needed about four hours. Lots preserved Roman structures that are found nowhere else. Amazing views of the monuments that have survived almost 2000 years. I recommend to visit the local dolmens, which are much older. The area is also good food and clean toilets. Poor driveway is only the road, but now they are building a new one.

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Reviewed 3 June 2014

The Roman ruins of Dougga are on the UNESCO World Heritage List for a reason: this is undoubtedly one of the most outstanding examples of Roman architecture worldwide. Although Dougga is somewhat off the beaten path, and perhaps nowadays somewhat a somewhat "adventurous" proposition (it's a few miles from the Algerian border and in the restive El Kef Governorate), it's not considered a risky place, and experiencing the majesty of this hillside Roman city makes it well worth the travel distance. You an walk around this site for hours, and the pathways are well-marked, although not appropriate for people with difficulty walking. The place can get extremely hot and/or extremely windy depending on the time of the year, so prepare accordingly. Another bonus, since this is somewhat off the beaten path, tourists are scarce (which also means a relative lack of facilities), but it is entirely manageable. This might be one of the most inspiring places in the entire region - it should not be missed!

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