The inhabitants of the world have their homes built with clay soil, and this planet provides many people in some areas. The durability comes from mud-brick structures which can last for 1,000 years or more if they’re well taken care of over time.
Table of Contents
Top 10: Taos Pueblo
It’s incredible to think that for 1,000 years Taos Pueblo has continuously been inhabited by the people who call this place home. The ancient mud-brick homes are made of sun-dried bricks coated with an adobe plaster which gives it its distinctive Southwestern look and feel–perfect if you’re looking for something rustic but not necessarily rough around the edges!
Top 9: Arg-e Bam
Located in southeastern Iran, Bam was constructed entirely of mud bricks made from clay soil and palm tree trunks. Thick walls with 38 watchtowers protected the citadel which covered 6 square kilometers; it contained a series of underground water canals supporting 12 thousand people! Unfortunately, the 2003 earthquake destroyed more than half the city’s houses – historical brick-made structures that date back to the Sassanians era (224–637 AD).
Top 8: Djinguereber Mosque
Djinguereber Mosque is a distinctive mosque in Danakilaka that features an unusual architectural design. Visitors are invited inside of this cultural site to hear stories from local residents, while they enjoy snacks on display for sale at small stalls outside the building where visitors can purchase everything else needed during their visit -from water bottles filled with tea leaves!
Timbuktu, the most remote and unvisited city in Africa is home to a mosque that has been around for centuries. Built by hand out of mud and straw with unique-looking minarets made from wood logs poking up like American southwest’s Viga structures; Timbuout’s Djinguerelber Mosque sits on top of one such busy route once used to transport gold along salt routes across desert terrain where rains rarely come.
Top 7: Khiva Wall
The Khiva Wall is a historical site in Uzbekistan. This round tower was built during the 12th century for defensive purposes and it’s still standing tall today!
Khiva is a collection of mosques and madrasahs, found in the Kyzylkum desert. First constructed 2,500 years ago by Shem (Noah’s son), it was called Ichon-Qala (meaning within The Wall). It’s encompassed by Khiva’s Wall – a 10-meter high rampart made with clay mined from Ghovuk Kul lake shore.
This wall has been credited for building Medina which stands over 1 kilometer away; even though there are no geographical similarities between these two places other than their location at some distance respectively from any watercourse or river bank!
Top 6: Chan Chan
Chan Chan is a small town about three hours from Lima. It has been an important religious site since 600 AD and was colonized by the Spanish in 1535, making it one of their first settlements outside El Sello de la Reina ( Venice ). In total there are two main pyramids that were constructed at different times but still represent part of ancient Peru’s greatest achievement: engineering feats beyond compare!
Chan Chan, a complex of mud buildings in Peru. The Chimu kings’ citadel was enclosed by an 8-meter high wall and contained many well-preserved structures within it including large walk-in wells for water storage among other things like pottery kilns or metal working hammers carved with intricate designs on them that are still visible today at excavation sites where warriors have been found standing guard over their master’s belongings centuries later!
Top 5: Bobo Dioulasso Grand Mosque
The Bobo Dioulasso Grand Mosque is one of the largest in Burkina Faso and an important landmark for tourists looking to visit this African country.
The Bobo Dioulasso Grand Mosque in Burkina Faso is a modern, century-old West African mosque with timbers sticking out. It’s similar to the Djinguereber Mosque at Timbuktu and it only has clay for materials; no steel or concrete!
The mosque stands on the edge of town, its narrow streets lined with ancient buildings. It’s surrounded by nasty odors that come from a nearby highly polluted stream and cement instead of mud is being used for restoration work right now but locals still call this place “the old Mosque” so you’ll have to ask someone else how things should be done tradition-style if ever visit here yourself!
Top 4: Siwa Oasis
A place of serenity in the middle of bustling Cairo, Siwa Oasis is more than just an oasis–it’s also home to one-of-a-kind wildlife that you’ll find nowhere else on earth.
The ancient city of Siwa is a desert oasis in Egypt. The kerchief houses that make up this sanctuary were built with an abundance of water, thanks to natural springs and shade-giving palm trees which provided pilgrims with the burning sun they so desperately needed during their journey westward hundreds of years ago when it was vital for trade across Africa as well. With only one source left-the Great Sand Sea (Nubia) itself-, travelers began using different routes less frequently until finally there came no more Romans who could protect them here at all; thus beginning its decline into ruin today after centuries spent spanning back over five millennia!
Top 3: Great Mosque of Djenne
The Great Mosque of Djenne is a shining example of mosque architecture in Africa. The red tiles on its facade make it appear as if the building was cooked, giving visitors an unforgettable experience inside this historic site that they will never forget!
The Djenné Mosque is a massive, centuries-old structure that has withstood the test of time. Built-in Sudanese style and located on-site for over 1000 years; it stands as an example to all other Mosques throughout Africa! The first building at this location dates back almost 1300 AD but was recently renovated around 1900 A D and now offers visitors something new: An outdoor market just below its feet that provides colorful sights from jewelry vendors selling necklaces or bracelets made out of the fabric into food stalls serving up delicious African dishes such as fufu (porridge) plus many more international favorites like pizza & kebab sandwiches.
Top 2: Ait Benhaddou
The Ait Benhaddou is a forgotten village in the middle of sun-warmed wheat fields. You can drive there if you have your own transport, but it’s easier with transportation because then there are only two stops on needed to visit this place: To check out its magnificent medieval square and mosque; or walk around one side which has an amazing view over vastness while eating fresh grapes from vineyards onto tasting them!
If you are looking for a place that looks like it stepped out of the movies, then look no further. The kasbah in Morocco is an incredible-looking structure with its clay walls and Arabic decorating; this would be perfect to film your next movie scene! And if not? Well, there’s plenty more than just scenery – Ouarzazate has everything anyone could need including shopping opportunities galore as well as some great hotels where travelers can stay overnight before continuing their journey tomorrow morning.
Aït Benhaddou is one of Ouarzazate’s ancient walled cities. It lies high on a hill, with its mud walls surrounding you and sheltering just 8 families within the small Kasbahs that dotted these lands centuries ago for those who can afford them to live here during this Dry Region’s more beautiful moments–a photographer has few rivals when it comes down between Aita Benn Hada or even sunset!
Top 1: Shibam
Nicknamed the “Manhattan of the desert”, Shibam is a historic town in Yemen featuring unique 16th-century high-rise apartment buildings. The tower houses were built to protect citizens from Bedouin raids and are up to 40 meters tall with mud bricks that make them strong enough for any storm or enemy attack!