Photos To Remind You How Beautiful Yemen Is

Unless you’ve been there, we bet you didn’t know Yemen was this breathtaking. Here is visual proof of the country’s stunning scenery, from the ecological haven of Socotra Island to surreal Sana’a, the world’s oldest city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to the greenery of Ibb and the desert architecture of Hadramaut… Feast your eyes:

 

Sana'a (Hamza Shiban/500px)

Sana’a (Hamza Shiban/500px)

 

"Yemen Nightlife" - A souq in Sana'a (Ingo Bernhardt/500px)

“Yemen Nightlife” – A souq in Sana’a (Ingo Bernhardt/500px)

 

Old Sana'a (Amin Abo Monasar/flickr)

Old Sana’a (Amin Abo Monasar/Via)

 

Old Sana'a (Jenna Z/Via)

Old Sana’a (Jenna Z/Via)

 

Sana'a (Haraz/Via)

Sana’a (Haraz/Via)

 

(Rod Waddington/flickr)

(Rod Waddington/flickr)

 

Old Sana'a (Walid Naseer/Via)

Old Sana’a (Walid Naseer/Via)

 

Old Sana'a (Waleed Naseer/Via)

Old Sana’a (Waleed Naseer/Via)

 

Detwah Lagoon, Socotra Island (Gerry & Bonni/flickr)

Detwah Lagoon, Socotra Island (Gerry & Bonni/flickr)

 

Di Hamri Coral Beach, Socotra Island (Gerry & Bonni/flickr)

Di Hamri Coral Beach, Socotra Island (Gerry & Bonni/flickr)

 

Socotra Island (Kimberley Bradley/500px)

Socotra Island (Kimberley Bradley/500px)

 

Socotra Island (Martin Sojka/flickr)

Socotra Island (Martin Sojka/flickr)

 

Socotra Island (Martin Sojka/flickr)

Socotra Island (Martin Sojka/flickr)

 

Dragon Trees on Socotra Island (Rod Waddington/flickr)

Dragon Trees on Socotra Island (Rod Waddington/flickr)

 

Wadi on Socotra Island (Rod Waddington/flickr)

Wadi on Socotra Island (Rod Waddington/flickr)

 

Socotra Island view (Abdulrahman Jaber/Via)

Socotra Island view (Abdulrahman Jaber/Via)

 

Socotra Island (Anaas Abas/Via)

Socotra Island (Anaas Abas/Via)

 

Socotra Island (Juan Herreo/Via)

Socotra Island (Juan Herreo/Via)

 

Socotra Island (Juan Herreo/Via)

Socotra Island (Juan Herreo/Via)

 

A cave under Socotra Island (Khalil AlNasry/Via)

A cave under Socotra Island (Khalil AlNasry/Via)

 

Socotra Island (Michail Vorobyvev/Via)

Socotra Island (Michail Vorobyvev/Via)

 

Qalansiyah Beach, Socotra Island (Via)

Qalansiyah Beach, Socotra Island (Via)

 

Socotra Island (Ross Hayden/Via)

Socotra Island (Ross Hayden/Via)

 

Socotra Island (Michail Vorobyev/Via)

Socotra Island (Michail Vorobyev/Via)

 

Ibb (Hamza Shiban/500px)

Ibb (Hamza Shiban/500px)

 

Ibb (Hamza Shiban/500px)

Ibb (Hamza Shiban/500px)

 

Ibb (Abdussalam AlNajdi/Via)

Ibb (Abdussalam AlNajdi/Via)

 

Ibb (Waleed Nasser/Via)

Ibb (Waleed Nasser/Via)

 

(Andre Martin/Via)

(Andre Martin/Via)

 

(Sultan/Via)

(Sultan/Via)

 

(Rod Waddington/flickr)

(Rod Waddington/flickr)

 

(Rod Waddington/flickr)

(Rod Waddington/flickr)

 

(Rod Waddington/flickr)

(Rod Waddington/flickr)

 

Haraz Mountains (Rod Waddington/flickr)

Haraz Mountains (Rod Waddington/flickr)

 

Jibla (Rod Waddington/flickr)

Jibla (Rod Waddington/flickr)

 

Haraz Mountains (Rod Waddington/flickr)

Haraz Mountains (Rod Waddington/flickr)

 

Haraz Mountains (Rod Waddington/flickr)

Haraz Mountains (Rod Waddington/flickr)

 

(Rod Waddington/flickr)

(Rod Waddington/flickr)

 

Haraz Mountains (Rod Waddington/flickr)

Haraz Mountains (Rod Waddington/flickr)

 

Mahweet (Rod Waddington/flickr)

Mahweet (Rod Waddington/flickr)

 

Kawkaban (Rod Waddington/flickr)

Kawkaban (Rod Waddington/flickr)

 

Haraz Mountains (Ashraf Al Kaini/Via)

Haraz Mountains (Ashraf Al Kaini/Via)

 

Mahwit City (Retlaw Snellac/Via)>

Mahwit City (Retlaw Snellac/Via)>

 

(Charles Roffey/flickr)

(Charles Roffey/flickr)

 

Shibam, Hadramaut (Martin Sojka/flickr)

Shibam, Hadramaut (Martin Sojka/flickr)

 

Shibam, Hadramaut (Martin Sojka/flickr)

Shibam, Hadramaut (Martin Sojka/flickr)

 

(Matthew Thistle/flickr)

(Matthew Thistle/flickr)

 

Wadi Doan, Hadramaut (Anthony Pappone/Via)

Wadi Doan, Hadramaut (Anthony Pappone/Via)

 

Hadramaut (Fahed Bawajeeh/flickr)

Hadramaut (Fahed Bawajeeh/flickr)

 

Bani Matar (Abdussalam Al-Najdi/Via)

Bani Matar (Abdussalam Al-Najdi/Via)

 

Makaleh (Hamza AlMahaleh/Via)

Makaleh (Hamza AlMahaleh/Via)

 

(Michail Yorobyev/Via)

(Michail Yorobyev/Via)

 

Jabl Saber, Ta'izz (Nuha AlSaidi/Via)

Jabl Saber, Ta’izz (Nuha AlSaidi/Via)

 

Rasisa Hudidah (Anas Abbas/Via)

Rasisa Hudidah (Anas Abbas/Via)

 

Traditional Yemeni basket weaving (Charles Roffey/flickr)

Traditional Yemeni basket weaving (Charles Roffey/flickr)

 

Traditiona Yemeni jambiyah knife (Charles Roffey/flickr)

Traditiona Yemeni jambiyah knife (Charles Roffey/flickr)

 

Traditional Yemeni jambiyah knife (Martin Sojka/flickr)

Traditional Yemeni jambiyah knife (Martin Sojka/flickr)

 

Pomegranate seller (Rod Waddington/flickr)

Pomegranate seller (Rod Waddington/flickr)

 

Spice for sale (Rod Waddington/flickr)

Spices for sale (Rod Waddington/flickr)

 

Traditional Yemeni architecture boasts fascinating details, like this light vent (Rod Waddington/flickr)

Traditional Yemeni architecture boasts fascinating details, like this light vent (Rod Waddington/flickr)

 

...and gorgeous doors (Rod Waddington/flickr)

…and gorgeous doors (Rod Waddington/flickr)

 

Close-up details of traditional doors (Ahmed Yahya Bin Yahya/Via)

Close-up details of traditional doors (Ahmed Yahya Bin Yahya/Via)

 

Al Musndqh style of carved ceilings in the Grand Mosque of Old Sana'a (Via)

Al Musndqh style of carved ceilings in the Grand Mosque of Old Sana’a (Via)

 

The ceiling of Al Saleh Mosque (Rod Waddington/flickr)

The ceiling of Al Saleh Mosque (Rod Waddington/flickr)

 

Handcrafts at a market (Rod Waddington/flickr)

Handcrafts at a market (Rod Waddington/flickr)

 

Yemeni girls (Will de Freitas/flickr)

Yemeni girls (Will de Freitas/flickr)

 

Night market (Rod Waddington/flickr)

Night market (Rod Waddington/flickr)

 

Children in Haradh (Saleh Awadh/Via)

Children in Haradh (Saleh Awadh/Via)

 

 

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