Loading
 
Premium Listing @ 9.95 per month | Know More
     
 
 
 
 

 

Awjilah
 
Awjilah

Awjila also written as Awjilah, Aujila, Augila, Aoudjila is an historic oasis deep in the Libyan desert about 260 kilometers south of Agedabia . From Awjila the the road leads to Jalo and Kufra.

Not so long ago Awjila was the capital of the large surrounding region because of its unique location of being at the crossroads of caravans moving along the east west north Africa route and the north south coast to Africa route.

It has the oldest masjed (mosque) in the western north African region with its unique style of architecture with rooms that are naturally conditioned . In the scorching heat of the summer days the rooms are cool and at night they are warm.

The building materials are made from the soil and the palm tree branches which make up an excellent heat insulator.

Awjila is a unique ethnic community as the people are of Berber ( Amazigh ) origins.

They have their own distinct Berber language but Arabic is the dominant language and Islam is the only religion.

The main activities of the people in Awjila are agriculture and working for the oil sector companies as this area is the cradle of Libyan wealth.

The main crops are dates from the many verities of palm trees, tomatoes, and cereals.

Recently Awjila acquired an extra importance as it will be the best and most convenient site for viewing the sun eclipse on march 29 2006.


Premium Deals
India @ Experience Goa
Contrary to popular belief, Goa is not a city. It's a State - amongst the smallest in India. This beautiful Coastline State dotted with swaying palms can be div..

Jordan @ The Hashemite Kingdom Family tour
Families with children like this tour very much because of its various possibilities like donkey- and/or camel-riding. You will have a glance at Bedouins life ..

Tanzania @ 15 Days Wildlife Safaris and Zanzibar Beach Holiday
Experience and enjoy the nature, wildlife and habitat of small to large mammals, birds and reptiles in their natural areas...

Italy @ Some of the Best Supertuscans in the Chianti Classico area
A special choice from the best Tuscan wineries. Some of the best-known Super Tuscans you wanted always to taste. Our expert will guide you in the cellars where ..

Italy @ Paestum : Wine and Ruins
Buffalo Mozzarella, Wine and Archaeology: Situated in the easthern Gulf of Salerno, Paestum was one of the richest and most flourishing Greek colonies of southe..

Laos @ Wonder Of Luang Prabang
Luang Prabang has been claimed by the UNESCO to be ‘the best preserved city in South East Asia’. During your time here, visit the impressive stupa of Wat Vi..

Namibia @ Etosha National Park Wildlife Tour
Visit different waterholes on your way to Namutoni and arrive for lunch. Check in and relax. Visit the waterhole next to the camp. Do a late afternoon game driv..

Myanmar @ Bagan by Bike
Travel by bike to explore Bagan, the beauty of the temples and pagodas is dazzling, and perhaps the most impressive and inspiring monuments are Thatbinnyu, Ana..

Nepal @ Kailash Manasarover Overland Tour (Tibet Tour)
Kailash Manasarovar overland tour will lead you to one of the most revered holy sites on the planet. The Hindus, Buddhists, and Bon followers all believe that a..

Jordan @ The Best of Jordan
Explore the second wonder of the world Petra, for a full day tour to the Red Rose City. Upon arrival, you will begin an unforgettable trip on horseback till the..