NAME THAT COUNTRY Episode 15

All the clues in this post refer to one Ya’lla Tours destination: Bahrain, Cuba, Egypt, Greece, Israel, Jordan, Morocco, Oman, Turkey, or United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi and Dubai).

We’ll show you images of popular tourist sites in our mystery country, along with descriptions of those sites.

See the bottom of the post for the answer.

CLUE #1

The capital of our mystery country is more an administrative and government center than a tourist attraction. However, this elegant city is worth at least an hour or two stop. It’s conveniently located on the route between the international airport and some of the country’s most popular tourist sites. Pictured below are the royal palace, the official residence of the king, and the Hassan Tower, the minaret of a 12-century mosque that was destroyed by an earthquake in the 18th century. Opposite the tower, royal guards stand watch over the royal mausoleum, which holds the tombs of the previous two kings.

 

CLUE #2

The cultural hub of one of our mystery country’s most famous cities is pictured below. Jemaa el Fna square is known for its manic atmosphere, especially after the sun sets. Locals and visitors come here to see traditional musicians, dancers and story tellers and enjoy fresh squeezed juice and a hot meal from the many food stalls.

CLUE #3

Pictured below is one of the many gates opening into the medina or old city of another very famous destination within our mystery country. In this medina, you’ll find a maze of shops and workshops, including the leather tannery. From the upper floors of leather shops, you can look down on tanners as they process hides through vats of stinky softening and coloring agents. Also in the medina, the Bou Inania Medersa was, historically, one of the most important religious and educational institutions in the country.

Can you name that country?

 

Find the answers below.

Find the answers below.

This week’s mystery country is MOROCCO.

CLICK to see Morocco tours.

The sites in the clues are as follows:
Clue 1 – Rabat
Clue 2 – Marrakech, CLICK to read more
Clue 3 – Fez, CLICK to read more

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