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Remarkable Roman site of a once prosperous town with the capitol, theater...

Remarkable Roman site of a once prosperous town with the capitol, theater and a Punic mausoleum.

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Quite a lot to see as is, but our guide told they've only uncovered but a few of the 60 hectares still get to uncover I couldn't believe it. The narrow alleyways, the tunnels the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 August 2016
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Quite a lot to see as is, but our guide told they've only uncovered but a few of the 60 hectares still get to uncover I couldn't believe it. The narrow alleyways, the tunnels the slaves used and the roads worn down from carts, almost gives you a feeling of what life was like. There are in fact 4 different... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Dougga occupies a fantastic site - on top of a hill overlooking a large fertile plain. Even today, you get a sense of why it was important and the source of its wealth. It is very well preserved and you can see all the normal attributes of a prosperous Roman town - plus some local Punic elements too. If you... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed this - there's so much here that's preserved so you can really get a feel for the town. You can even see the track marks from the old carts. Mosaics, Roman baths, the town hall - I would definitely revisit this place.

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Redwood City, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

Dougga is about two hours from Tunis. I hired a car to drive me there and to the ruins at Bulla Regia. If you like to explore ruins, this is a very fun sight as there are many different ancient streets and paths winding through the site. Dougga is a large site with a wide variety of well preserved structures,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

If you visit Tunisia find a way to get to Dougga. The large ruins site is amazing. The best preserved site in North Africa, Dougga ranks up there with any ruins site in Europe that we've visited. Not only are the ruins incredible, but the lush landscape around them make for some of the most breathtaking views in Tunisia.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

Dougga is a must see if you have a free day in Tunis. We are so glad we made the time to visit (it was a full day trip). To get there, we walked to the northern louage station at Bab Saadoun. A louage driver was yelling "DOUGGA, DOUGGA, DOUGGA" and we hopped in and waited for more passengers to... More 

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Cesano Maderno, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

It is a couple of hours from Tunis (the capital) but it is worth the drive! very interesting and huge! a lot of building are still intact. If you like historical places this the perfect place to see ancient ruines.

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

This place combines theaters, temples, baths, houses and Mosaics, it is situated in the north of country and built on top of a hill, it is one of these places where you can walk and touch an enjoy everything. I wish the government pays more attention to this place and start preserving it, all the mosaics are falling apart and... More 

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Amman, Jordan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

really nice place to get away from the city. however, the lack of services is not convenient, there is only one restaurant close to the site with below the avg food. if you wanna visit the site it is better to be prepared and have water, refreshments and maybe some snacks too

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Gradisca d'Isonzo, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2015

If you are in Tunisia and have the opportunity to have a car, a hike in the north the country is recommended. This ancient Roman site, restored and very well preserved, is an excellent destination. Children will enjoy a lot. In spring all around are lush green lawns.

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