Just twenty years ago, Taiz remained a simple village even though it was capital of Yemen. Today it is a bustling commercial city. Because of its fine weather it was always a favourite residence for many of the rulers, as well as the last Immam himself. The mosque of Ashrafiya and Al Mudhaffar; the former palace of Immam Ahmed converted now into a museum; the gates of Bab Al Kabir and Bab Musa which lead into the Suq where women vendors are dressed in colourful and elegant clothes should all be visited.
Al Janad mosque
This mosque, found a few kilometers north of Taiz, is the oldest in Yemen. It was built by a man named Ibn Jabel during the life of the Prophet. There is still a Koranic School for children inside.
Yafrus is found on the way toTurbah. This tiny village is well known because of its mosque.
The mountain of ‘patience’ overlooking Taiz. Its beautifully cultivated terraces are among the oldest in the country. Its villages and people are full of life. The women of Jabel Saber are particularly renowned for their elegance and beauty.
Radaa was built in the XV C. The Amerya mosque of Radaa must not be missed. This beautiful mosque was recently close to destruction. A team of dedicated archaeologist and art historians have worked using the old methods and tools to refurbish it.