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Mauritania is one of the most famous tourist destinations in the world and is officially known as Mauritania's Islamic Republic. This place is situated in the north-west of Africa and on its west is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and on the south-west by Senegal, to southeast and east by Mali and on its northwest by the Western Sahara.

Mauritania is a fascinating country having a colourful culture and an indigenous Moorish population. There are several tourist attractions available to visit in Mauritania where people can enjoy and relish their holidays.

Nouakchott is Mauritania's capital which was formed in 1960. This city lies near to the sea within low dunes desert landscape scattered with the thorn bushes, on a place adjoining the settlement of old Moorish's the Ksar. The contemporary buildings maintain traditional architectural style of Berber. The Plage-du Wharf, the Ksar, the mosque, crafts centre, carpet factory, Maison de-la Culture and African market as well as the camel market are worth visiting.

Parc National du Banc da Arguin is perhaps one of the best and most popular tourist attractions, as this park is an immense region of coastline and islands located along side the desert coast of Atlantic midway among Nouadhibou and Nouakchott. UNESCO declared this national park as a World Heritage Site since it is the world's largest bird sanctuary as well as providing shelter for roughly 2 million migrant birds. Visitors can also enjoy many of the archaeological sites present on this island.   


The coast of Mauritania is 500 miles of extensive sandy beaches. This coast supports an astonishingly varied and large population of birds. Nouadhibou, a mounting centre and port for the fishing industry is located on the northern-end of Levrier Bay of Peninsula.

Adrar is a stunning mass of brown and pink plateau covered with gild intersected by the deep canyons protecting the palm groves. This region is located in the north-central part of Mauritania and starts about 200 miles north-east of Nouakchott. Atar is the capital of this region lying on the Salt Caravan's route. This place is the centre of market for nomads of north Mauritania. It has an ancient mosque as well as library housing the ancient manuscripts and is most visited by the travellers.

A tour to Affole and Assaba regions is very interesting. This is a place which should not be missed. It is situated in the southeast and south of Tagant via Ayoun el Atrous, Tamchakett and Kiffa towards the El Agher's wild plateau. Here visitors can enjoy several interesting archaeological sites including Koumbi Saleh which was once Ghana Empire's capital. This region also has an old library, where one can read and gather information and history about this ancient place.

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