Timbuktu Destination Guide
Explore Timbuktu in Mali.
Timbuktu in the region of Tombouctou Region with it's 32,460 inhabitants is a place in Mali - some 439 mi (or 706 km) North-East of Bamako, the country's capital city.
Current time in Timbuktu is now 07:46 AM (Sunday). The local timezone is named "Africa / Bamako" with an UTC offset of 0 hours. Depending on your budget, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Ouahigouya, Kongoussi, Gourcy, Djibo, Tasakan or Toya. Since you are here already, make sure to check out Timbuktu and Kabara. We saw some videos in the web. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.
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Festival au Desert Timbuktu 2009: Calab...
Funky calabash rhythms at Festival au Desert 2009, Timbuktu, Mali
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Clips from the Friday show at Festival au Desert 2009, Timbuktu, Mali
The Manuscripts of Timbuktu
Timbuktu was founded in the 11th century as a major city in the Mali Empire and its prominence as an advanced civilization lasted until the 18th century. Along with being a thriving trading and Islami...
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Interesting facts about this location
Sankoré Madrasah, The University of Sankoré, or Sankore Masjid is one of three ancient centers of learning located in Timbuktu, Mali, West Africa. The three mosques of Sankoré, Djinguereber Mosque and Sidi Yahya compose the famous University of Timbuktu. Madrasah means school/university in Arabic and also in other languages associated with Muslim people.
Sidi Yahya Mosque
Sidi Yahya is a mosque and madrassa of Timbuktu in the West African country of Mali which finished construction in 1440. Sidi Yahya along with Djinguereber and Sankore compose the "University" of Timbuktu. Sidi Yahya's mausoleum was destroyed on 2 July 2012 following the Battle of Gao and Timbuktu. The sacred legend of this holy site states that the "End of The World" main gate of Sidi Yahya mosque would not be opened until the last day (of the world), or end times.
The Djinguereber Mosque (Masjid) in Timbuktu, Mali is a famous learning center of Mali built in 1327, and cited as Djingareyber or Djingarey Ber in various languages. Its design is accredited to Abu Es Haq es Saheli who was paid 200 kg (40,000 mithqals) of gold by Musa I of Mali, emperor of the Mali Empire.
Timbuktu Airport is an airport in Timbuktu, Mali opened on April 15, 1961.
Located at 16.77, -3.01 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi away.
Bourem-Inaly is a village and commune of the Cercle of Timbuktu in the Tombouctou Region of Mali. As of 1998 the commune had a population of 8,532.
Located at 16.77, -3.01 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 12 mi away.
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