While some great ancient trading Sahara towns, like Timbuktu, try to survive on international mystique, Agadez thrives as the gateway to truly spectacular desert and mountain scenery.
Nonetheless, Agadez itself is Niger’s most fascinating city and deserves your attention. When standing in the famous Grand Mosquée’s porcupine shadow, or weaving through the sandy streets and distinctive mudbrick architecture, it’s easy to imagine Agadez at its zenith four centuries ago.
Last updated: Feb 17, 2009
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