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This is a view of the centre and Old town of Sayun, the major city in the Wadi Hadhramawt area of southeastern Yemen.

Here is a larger version.

Sayun is about 19 km from the more famous town of Shibam, the "Manhattan of the desert", and the most convenient place to stay during a visit to the area. It is close to the regional airport, has a terminal for long distance buses and there are a few hotels and restaurants.

I took this photo through a window of the Sultan's Palace, which today houses a small museum. You can see the palace in a workshop, It's a bad photo, but never mind.

Both pictures from 1998 were scanned from Kodachrome slides.

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