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Review of Dar al-Hajar

Dar al-Hajar
Ranked #2 of 9 things to do in Sanaa
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Reviewed 12 May 2013

this was the imams palace a great building standing on a giant rock , the outside is great but the inside shows you more about yemeni houses and their decor from inside .

1  Thank ghassan y
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Reviewed 6 May 2013

If you're in Sana'a of vicinity, Wadi Dhahr is definitely one of the places to visit! It's worth to apay the entrance fee and go all the way up on the roof, to see the view and also to go through the maze of rooms, staircases, coridors and small opening.

Thank DarjaSeme
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Reviewed 12 April 2013

The Dar Alhajjar Palace in Wadi Dhahr was a very nice surprise. The amazing structure is well kept and the walk through the palace gives good insight and clues to the time it was inhabited. Its a close drive from Sana'a which makes it a great day trip.

Thank Louay
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Reviewed 3 March 2013

IS worth visiting outside the capital.. can plan a picnic over there as well. Nice and refreshing weather away from the noise of the city. Ocassionaly, wedding dances (albara'a) is held on one of the nearby cliffs

1  Thank WalidNajar
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Reviewed 25 February 2013

More than 200 years ago, an Imam decided to build a palace on top of a rock for himself, his four wives, and extended family. Today, you can have the pleasure of walking through it and seeing how an Imam lived back then.

The architecture itself is impressive. Built onto an imposing rock outcropping, the palace itself intertwines with nature. Some of the rooms and walkways are actually dug out of the rock, others are built on top of or around it. The roof was used to catch rainwater that flowed into a pool for bathing and washing. Refrigeration was through little windows where the wind would keep items cooler and fresh. Some rooms have nice details like steps that pull out of the wall, stained glass windows, or intricate carvings.

It is a great place to visit and certainly well worth the few dollars entrance fee. You'll pay more in transport to get out there. By the way, on your way out, there is a great viewpoint overlooking the Wadi Dahr valley. You can see the Rock Palace from here in the distance and a few ancient watch towers. Worth the stop on your way.

5  Thank Todd R
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