15 Reasons to Visit Mali

Mali, is a landlocked country in West Africa. Mali is the eighth-largest country in Africa, with an area of just over 1,240,000 square kilometres. Here are 15 Reasons to Visit Mali.

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    Great Mosque of Djenné

    Source: www.slate.com

    The Great Mosque of Djenné is a large banco or adobe building that is considered by many architects to be one of the greatest achievements of the Sudano-Sahelian architectural style.

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    Djinguereber Mosque

    The Djinguereber Mosque in Timbuktu is a famous learning center of Mali built in 1327, and cited as Djingareyber or Djingarey Ber in various languages.

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    National Museum of Mali

    The National Museum of Malí is an archaeological and anthropological museum located in Bamako, the capital of Mali.

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    Grand Mosque of Bamako

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    Bamako Grand Mosque is a mosque in the city centre of Bamako. Built on the site of a pre-colonial mud-brick mosque, the current Mosque was built through funding from the Saudi Arabian government at the end of the 1970s.

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    Boucle du Baoulé National Park

    The Boucle du Baoulé National Park lies in western Mali, in Kayes Region and Koulikoro Region, set up in 1982. It has an area of 25,330 km² but has little large wildlife. The park is known for its prehistoric rock art and tombs.

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    Djenné-Djenno is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the Niger River Valley.

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    Sidi Yahya Mosque

    Source: citylab.com

    Sidi Yahya is a mosque and madrassa of Timbuktu. Sidi Yahya along with Djinguereber and Sankore compose the "University" of Timbuktu.

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    Mount Hombori

    Source: www.hombori.org

    Mount Hombori is a mountain in Mali's Mopti Region, near the town of Hombori. At 1,153 meters, it is the highest point in Mali. Mount Hombori is a significant archaeological site, with caves inhabited more than 2,000 years ago.

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    Festival au Désert

    The Festival au désert is an annual concert in Mali, showcasing traditional Tuareg music as well as music from around the world.

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    Bafing National Park

    The Bafing National Park lies in southern Mali. Bafing National Park is the only protected area for chimpanzees within the Manding Plateau area. Woodlands dominate most of the landscape.

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    Kouroufing National Park

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    Wongo National Park

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    Bozo village

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    Djerbinger mosque

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    Dogon country

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