Mali Quick Travel Guide
With a travel rating of 44%, Mali represents to many PlanetHoppers! the absolute pinnacle of travel experiences in the form of the legendary Timbuktu. Can any travel résumé ever really be complete without setting foot on the "road to Timbuku" - a place that acted as both the world's center of learning and trade for hundreds of years? Mali also contains one of the greatest architectural wonders in the form of the Great Mosque of Djenné, the largest adobe building in the world. Beyond that Mali also offers a great way to experience the Sahara in the form of the Festival of the Desert - an annual music festival that blends the traditional music of the Tuareg people with the international music scene. It's a fantastic blending of the old and new that will leave you grooving long after the music fades to silence. And if you have the stamina, take a 4-5 day walking tour of villages around the great Bandigara Escarpment in Dogon Country. There is plenty more to see in Mali, but this should be a good start for most.
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PlanetHop! Travel Rating
Take the road less traveled with a visit to Mali's Timbuktu, a place steeped in equal parts mystery and legend. In ancient times, the city stood at the very epicenter of Islamic learning and a focal point for trade throughout mu....
Leave the dress whites at home when you visit Mali's Great Mosque of Djenné, the largest adobe building in the world. The first mosque was built on this location in the 13th century, with a variety of incarnations following th....
|Coordinates:||17 00 N, 4 00 W|
|Main Languages:||Bambara, French|
|Currency:||Communaute Financiere Africaine Francs (XOF)|
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- Location: Mali