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Places to visit in Djibouti

When you travel to Djibouti, you will love to visit popular tourist spots and enjoy the local culture. Amongst other Things to do in Djibouti, you can surely explore some of the best things to do in Djibouti to make your trip a fulfilling one. On a trip to Djibouti things to do can include exploring Djibouti attractions and visiting the places of interest.

Presidential Palace

The stunning view of this Presidential Palace across the water is not worth missing. This palace is known for its beautiful structure and spectacular view of the surrounding water. This monument is also the reflection of the culture of this country.

Volcanic formations

The volcanic formations and the lava fields are probably the landmarks of this country. The sight of the limestone chimneys that puff out steam through natural process are also amongst the major landmarks of this country. You can plan a visit to Djibouti city to have a look at the renowned landmarks of this country.

Musee de Tipasa

The culture of this city is the mix of Islam and Christian cultures. The buildings here tell you the story of these mixed cultures through the calligraphy and motifs carved on them. The calligraphy is done in French and Islamic language. The original art of this country is preserved in museums as well. The Musee de Tipasa is the most celebrated archaeological museum of this country.

Lac Goubet

This Lake is the salt water lake and is formed across the volcanic formation. The locals refer this lake as ‘pit of demons’.

Aquarium Tropical

Kids are always amazed by the tourist spots that offer learning and entertainment. Their curiosity quotient will take a new high here. You can take your kids to the Aquarium Tropical de Djibouti which will take you through the journey of marine treasures of Red Sea.

French era

Djibouti is mostly known for the volcanic formations, salt lakes and limestone chimneys. There are desert plains like the Grand Bara and Petit Bara too which may attract most of the tourists. There are not many parks and gardens over here but you will find some of the remnants of French era.


Obock is the place where the settlement rights of Djibouti were sold to the French colonialists by the former Afar sultans.

Islamic faith

About 90% of population in Djibouti consists of Muslim faith. The rituals, dress codes and religious places here are mainly of Islamic faith. You may find the religious places mainly of Islamic faith and you can visit these places to get closer to the local culture. But make sure that you abide by the local dress codes and behavioural expectations. Improper dressing is not at all encouraged here.

Lac Abbe

This is the place where you will find flamingos and pelicans. You may require 4WD to visit this lake and the starting point of the journey to this lake is Dikhil town.

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