Timimoun is situated in one of the most uninhabitable parts of the Sahara, between palm groves and a salt lake Due to the extremely high sand dunes shifting restlessly across the hot sandy plains of the desert; the dunes rise and fall providing a most picturesque backdrop.
The town is divided into two sections. An old part called ksour where you will see the majority of the houses are constructed of red mud. The style is known as Sudanese Architecture.
The streets here are narrow and, shaded over by layers of cloth shading passing pedestrians below from the blazing sun. In the new section, built by the French, much of the original architectural styles are drawn on to create a harmonious feel.