Seven Of The Most Popular and Frequented Tourist Sites You Can Find.

Officially known as the Republic of Tunisia, Tunisia is one of the countries found in North Africa. Its neighboring countries are Algeria and Libya whilst the Mediterranean Sea encloses the country. Tunisia derives its name from its capital city, Tunis, which happens to be the largest city in the country. The tourist sites in Tunisia make it one of the well-known countries in the North.

People enjoy flocking to the country to catch a glimpse of all the tourist sites with the history of the Berbers and the early Phoenicians, the old city of Carthage etc.  As summer approaches, the nation seeks to garner more attention and visitors. The National Tourist Office in Tunisia has released a promotional video for its tourism sector.

Tunisia’s National Tourist Office (ONTT) has said in a press release that the promotional video; was produced in collaboration with the German Cooperation. This collaboration was done through its project “Promotion of Sustainable Tourism”. In the press release, the Tourist Office also stated that the main focus of the video. The focus is on the multiple products offered by Tunisia to local and international tourists wishing to spend their holidays in peace.

Among the famous and most frequented tourist sites in Tunisia, we present seven of these sites. These tourist sites have a lot of tourist visits and, they appear to be the favorite picks of a lot of these tourists. Some keep coming back to these places year after year.

The first tourist site in Tunisia that people love is the Bardo National Museum. This museum comes in second after the Egyptian Museum of Cairo for its startling spread of collections. Now, these collections span a lot of centuries and civilizations in Tunisia. The museum was formerly known as Alaoui Museu named after the reigning bey at the time. The current name, Bardo National Museum, was given after independence. It has the largest collection of Roman mosaics in the world.

Inside the Bardo National Museum.

Second, on the list is El Jem Amphitheatre. It is one tourist site that dates back to the early years. It is on record to have been built around 238 AD. El Jem Amphitheatre is a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979. Why do people love going there? Blame it on the architecture. The estimated capacity is 35,000, and the sizes of the big and the compact axes are respectively 148 metres (486 ft) and 122 metres (400 ft). The structure is built of stone blocks, located on flat ground, and is exceptionally well conserved.

The remains of the El Jem Amphitheatre.

One of the largest amusement parks in North Africa is Carthage Land. It is therefore not a surprise that a lot of visitors to Tunisia want to go there. Whether you are a family, a couple or an individual looking to spoil yourself, Carthage Land has suitable activities for all as well as age-suitable games and recreational activities. The park is divided into several areas. These include a theme park, a water park, a cultural discovery area, a children’s area, aan extreme zone etc. Carthage Land is in the heart of the medina of Yasmine Hammamet.

A section of Carthage Land with people enjoying themselves.

Adding to the famous tourist sites in Tunisia is Ichkeul Lake. The Ichkeul Lake forms part of the Ichkeul National Park. The lake and wetlands are notable stopping-over points for hundreds of thousands of migrating birds each year. Among the lake’s visitors are ducks, geese, storks, and pink flamingoes. Ichkeul Lake lies in northern Tunisia, located 20 kilometres (12 miles) to Bizerte, the northernmost city in Africa on the Mediterranean Sea.

The Ischkeul National Park, Picture credit: UNESCO World Heritage.

Antoine Baths is a favourite tourist site in Tunisia. It is one important site in Tunisia and it has been made a World Heritage site of UNESCO due to its history and archaeological finds since the Second World War. Antoine Baths is part of the three largest baths built on the African Continent, located in Carthage, Tunisia. Other names for the site are Baths of Carthage and Ruins of the Baths of Antoninus.

Antoine Baths, one of the tourist sites in Tunisia.

Besides the aforementioned tourist sites in Tunisia is Al-Zaytuna Mosque. This mosque is the oldest in the Capital of Tunisia and covers an area of 5,000 square metres (1.2 acres) with nine entrances. Incredible! Also, Al-Zaytuna mosque is a major mosque at the centre of the Medina of Tunis the capital city. A lot of visitors troop in in their numbers each vacation to see this mosque as well.

Al-Zaytuna Mosque.

When tourists hear of this name, all they hear is “beach”. The thought of lazing in the sun or swimming comes to mind. The seventh popular and most frequented tourist site in Tunisia is the town of Hammamet. Hammamet is translated as “Baths”. The population of the town quadruples each summer as visitors arrive. The number increases from somewhere around 100,000 to 400,000.

Somewhere in Hammamet. Picture Source: Pinterest.

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