Admire the engineering ingenuity at Tawilah Tanks Crater, a favorite historic site in Aden. See the remaining 13 of the ancient 53 cisterns built to store rain while protecting the city from floods. What makes these tanks unique is the technique and the materials they employ: volcanic rocks combined with natural cement consisting of volcanic ash. Today, centuries later, they remain functional and can hold about 72 million liters (19 million gallons) of water. Take a look at our Aden driving holiday planner to schedule your visit to Tawilah Tanks Crater and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
Tawilah Tanks Crater reviews
We visited this historic site over two weekends, the first climbing up the hill behind the tanks to view how the landscape was used to channel the water, and the second to view the construction. It’s.... more »
My only purpose of giving 4 stars is potential of this attraction so unique you rarely find i hope situation will good politically so this place can be one of the best attraction in region... more »
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