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Dougga

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Dougga is a small town in the north of Tunisia that holds the remains of a UNESCO World Heritage listed Roman town.

Roman remains at Dougga.

Understand[edit]

Extensive ruins of a Roman town, still in pretty good condition (for the age).

Get in[edit]

Get off the bus in Teboursouk where one of the waiting taxi drivers will take you all to the site and then pick you up again at a prearranged time. Very convenient and quick but 15TD ( if you don't manage to get the price down, remember that Dougga is a memorable place to visit and worth the money ). Or you could go as part of an organised trip...

Get around[edit]

Light sandals might not be the best footwear as the paths are, for the most part, cobbled and can be reasonably steep in places.

See[edit][add listing]

Allow at least half a day to see the site in it's entirety. There are lots of buildings still partially standing. I was surprised that there were no restrictions as to where you could walk - the site is completely open.

Do[edit][add listing]

Take lots of photographs !

Buy[edit][add listing]

No facilities on site. Don't be surprised if a local farmer/shepherd tries to sell you Roman 'artifacts'.

Eat[edit][add listing]

Small shady area with tables where you can buy cold drinks, snax, postcards and use the toilets.

Drink[edit][add listing]

Make sure you have a supply of water but you can buy it - and other drinks -on site. If buying from the local town make sure you get it from a reputable shop - street vendors have been known to refill empty bottled water containers with the local tap variety.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

One hotel in the town a few miles away.

Get out[edit]

Use a return taxi trip ( see above ) because there might be no taxis waiting to pick up passengers leaving Dougga (as it is in the middle of nowhere), or visit as part of an organized trip.

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