Bandiagara Cliffs (Dogon Country), Mopti

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#1 of 11 in Historic Sites in Mali
Marvel at the ancient rectangular mud huts built into Bandiagara Cliffs (Dogon Country), a World Heritage-listed sandstone escarpment and home to one of the oldest surviving African cultures. Carved into the base of a 500 m (1,640 ft) high cliff and stretching for some 150 km (93 mi), this settlement built by the Dogon people has origins in the Paleolithic era. Take a guided tour along the cliff's trails, visiting the monochrome beige villages and witnessing their fascinating heritage, including cliff paintings, rock-cut dwellings, and traditional masks, plus ancient rituals. Spanning 4,000 sq km (1,544 sq mi), the area encompasses 289 settlements scattered between plains, sandstone plateaux, and escarpments. Plan to visit Bandiagara Cliffs (Dogon Country) and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Mopti attractions using our Mopti vacation planner .
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  • It was a discovery that this place in Mali. The beauty of the landscape is unique and these a mountainside dwellings carved into the rock are special.
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  • absolutely amazing site. Well worth the long trip to visit. spend time up inside the old buildings and enjoy a marvelous view.  more »
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