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The neverending Tent City of Mina, Saudi Arabia

Now this is how to go camping! Mina is a small city located in western Saudi Arabia, and because of its location-just 8km from Mecca-it’s the ideal place to camp out during the Haj season. This place has more than 100,000 tents to choose from, each one measuring 8 by 8 metres, and constructed of fiberglass. Each tent is fully air-conditioned, too!

Because there are so many tents, each one is colour-coded and numbered, and each haaji is given a badge with their colour and number on it in case they get lost. And by the looks of things, it’d be pretty easy to get lost here. It’s estimated that a whopping 3 million pilgrims stay here during their trip to Mecca. That’s one popular destination!

Via Amusing Planet

Mina Tent City in Saudi Arabia
Mina Tent City in Saudi Arabia
Mina Tent City in Saudi Arabia
Mina Tent City in Saudi Arabia
Mina Tent City in Saudi Arabia
Mina Tent City in Saudi Arabia
Mina Tent City in Saudi Arabia

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