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Roman swimming pool and the oasis
Kebili, Tunisia

Kebili, Tunisia

Depending of the time of the year that you visit, the public fountain or pool of Kebili will be the best attraction here. It dates back to Roman times, when it really was a naturally fed spring. Nowadays, the reduced ground water levels have forced local authorities to drill for water at a depth of 3 km.
Despite rumour that prudish local authorities wanted to close the place down, in irritation over thinly dressed women, the pools are open. At all times, and for both sexes. But at different entrances.
The oasis of Kebili is nice, and easy to access. Just keep you feet on the roads, and do not enter gardens without permit.
Kebili, Tunisia

By Tore Kjeilen