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The Askia Mosque is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and worth a look if you are in the area. The... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2015
Bryant L
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Leavenworth, Kansas
If you like the striking mud mosques of Mali, you'll really appreciate this tomb

At the time of writing, the Gao region is generally considered unsafe for travel, due to recent... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2010
lu_is_global
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oxford
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The late 15th century pyramidal tomb and mosque were built by Askia Mohamed for the emperors of the Songhai empire.
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10 Sep 2015
“Worth the Visit”
2 May 2010
“If you like the striking mud mosques of Mali, you'll really appreciate this tomb”
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Gao, Mali
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Reviewed 10 September 2015

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.

2  Thank Bryant L
Reviewed 2 May 2010

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 is very striking. If you have visited Djenne, Mopti etc. and liked...More

9  Thank lu_is_global
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