El Jem - The World's 3rd Largest Amphitheatre

The ruins of the amphitheatre were declared a World Heritage Site in 1979. El Jem is famous for its amphitheatre (often incorrectly called “a coliseum”), capable of seating 35,000 spectators. Read on for a little dose of culture and history!

Tunisia may sound like a strange place to a lot of people. Maybe you’d rather go to other part of North Africa instead of here. But I am here to inform you that there are actually a number of things that are worth seeing in Tunisia. Please spend a summer vacation in Tunisia, you will discover the beauty of this place.

I am going to introduce El Jem, a site that was declared as world heritage. It is an amphitheatre that follow closely to the world’s most famous amphiteatre — Colosseum and Capua. Even though the purpose of such an amphiteatre is scary (killing traitors and animals), but the beauty of El Jem is indescribable.

To explore El Jem, it is better for you to go there in different period of a day, that is for 3 times a day. El Jem in the morning is nice, but you will be surprise by how stunning it is at night when the light shine through the arches.

A wide angle camera is a must, and be sure to go to every level of it and walk through every single part. The light and shadow wouldn’t disappoint you.

written by candy_candy on 2010-09-01 #places #landmark #location #roman #tunisia #amphitheatre #el-jem #sfax

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