This town in the Hadramawt Valley is best known for its 365 mosques, many of which are quite impressive. If we had to choose one, we'd select the Al Muhdar Mosque—its minaret towers 165 ft/50 m in the air. Spend some time, too, at the Al Afqah Library (art and antique manuscripts). Just south of the center of town are the graveyards of Tarim. They are off-limits to non-Muslims, but it's okay to look through the gates at the unique sandstone monuments (with interesting calligraphy). Tarim is a good place to walk about, amid the palm trees, and enjoy the striking mountain scenery. Allow at least a night. 360 mi/580 km northeast of Aden.

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