Ibn Battuta was a 14th century traveler and explorer.
World Heritage Sites connected to Ibn Battuta
- Al-Hijr "In the 14th century, the celebrated traveller Ibn Battuta admiringly described the Nabataean tombs of Al-Hijr, cut into the red stone. He did not mention any human activity at the time." (AB ev)
- Ancient ksours visited Oualata in 1352. Wrote ""My stay at Iwalatan (Oualata) lasted about fifty days; and I was shown honour and entertained by its inhabitants. It is an excessively hot place, and boasts a few small date-palms, in the shade of which they sow watermelons. Its water comes from underground waterbeds at that point, and there is plenty of mutton to be had."
- Fort Jesus beauty of its architecture was described by the Arab traveller Ibn Battuta in 1331 (AB ev)
- Grand Canal In 1345 Arab traveler Ibn Battuta traveled China and journeyed through the Abe Hayat river (Grand Canal) up to the capital Khanbalik (Beijing). (wiki)
- Historic Cairo
- Kasbah of Algiers
- Kazan Kremlin
- Kunya-Urgench "it ... was described in the 14th century by the Arabic traveller Ibn-Battuta as 'the largest, considerable, beautiful and majestic city of Turks with fine bazaars, wide streets, numerous buildings and impressive views'." (nomination file)
- Medina of Fez
- Medina of Marrakesh
- Medina of Sousse
- Old City of Jerusalem
- Old Town of Galle
- Ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani and Songo Mnara
- Stone Town of Zanzibar
- Tabriz Bazaar Although he reportedly spent almost no time there... Link
- West Lake Ibn Battuta visited Hangzhou and must have seen the lake.
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