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Ghoufi, Ghassira

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Must see · Canyon · Scenic Walking Area
Ghoufi, also known as the Rhoufi, Balconies of Ghoufi and Ghoufi Canyon, is a historic settlement in the village of T'kout in Batna Province, Algeria. These ruins are located in the Aures Mountains and Abiod Valley. The Balconies of Ghoufi overlook an oasis.

The Ghoufi balcony ruins include troglodyte homes or domesticated cave dwellings. The homes are carved out of metamorphic and sedimentary rocks, including sandstone. The home are four centuries old and were inhabited until the 1970s. The ruins preserve traditional and indigenous construction methods.
Ghoufi is included as part of the Parc des Aurès on UNESCO's Tentative List of World Heritage Sites.
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  • Nice landscape with good history. We stopped by for 2h. Nice people. If you travel with young children just be watchful.  more »
  • Do make sure to climb down the steps to the river bed and walk along the gorge. A real adventure. Fabulous!  more »
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