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Tomb of Askia, Gao

#4 of 11 in Historic Sites in Mali
Must see · World heritage site · Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Take a closer look at Tomb of Askia, a proper example of traditional mud-building, and also a World Heritage Site. Many believe a former emperor lies buried in this 15th-century structure. To discover its mysteries for yourself, climb the stairs of the 17 m (55 ft) high pyramid and check the interior rooms, or stroll around the rest of the complex, which also contains two mosques and a cemetery. The site is still used as a place of worship, so remember to dress and behave respectfully. Make Tomb of Askia a part of your Gao vacation plans using our Gao road trip planning website.
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  • The Askia Mosque is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and worth a look if you are in the area. The security situation does not facilitate free movement in this region.  more »
  • At the time of writing, the Gao region is generally considered unsafe for travel, due to recent terrorist activity and kidnappings, so before travelling do check out the situation. The Tomb of Askia....  more »

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