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Mopti, Mali

large_DSC07291.JPGlarge_DSC07290.JPGlarge_DSC07285.JPGlarge_DSC07298.JPGlarge_DSC07303.JPGlarge_DSC07281.JPGlarge_DSC07302.JPGlarge_DSC07299.JPGMopti was only founded in the nineteenth century. The old town with its markets and the Mosque of Mopti is a popular tourist destination.
Djenne can be done as a daytrip, more easy on monday the markt day in Djenne.
Djenné-Djeno (2,5 km from today Djenné) was settled around 200 BC developed into a large walled town around 850 AD. Between the 14th and 17th centuries Djenné and Timbuktu were important trading post or salt and gold. The mosque was first built in the 13. century andseveral time destroyed, the lat rebuilding was completed in 1907 using forced labour. Entry only fr muslims. large_DSC07347.JPGlarge_DSC07352.JPGlarge_DSC07348.JPGlarge_DSC07355.JPGlarge_DSC07361.JPGlarge_DSC07366.JPGlarge_DSC07343.JPGlarge_DSC07326.JPGlarge_DSC07345.JPGlarge_DSC07331.JPG
On monday's (marketday) a bus leaves around 7 am Mopti 2500 CFA (2012) and returns around 3 pm

If you want to arrive on the same day in Ouagadougou you have to leave early, at about 7 am a Sept Place (shared taxi) goes to Koro, 4000 CFA, 3 to 4 hours, from there you have a minibus to Ougahiguia, 2500 CFA and 3 hours, and a bus from there to Ouagadougou, 2500 CFA and 3 hours.


Posted by UliS 03:48 Archived in Mali

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