Nature Wonders DJEBEL BOUKORNINE Tunisia
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Seemingly endless dense forests extend across the hills of the Djebel Boukornine National Park. They are the green lungs of the Tunisian metropolis of Tunis that is located a few kilometres away. From the forest covered hills of the nature reserve, the view stretches to the outlying areas of the pulsating capital and to the Mediterranean.
The region’s mostly humid and warm Mediterranean climate promotes the prolific growth of vegetation as well as numerous wild flowers. The dense undergrowth of the forests that cover the hills offers protection to a large number of indigenous animals such as wild boar and mufflon.
The area close to the summit of Djebel Boukornine is one of much historical significance. At a height of around 576 metres are the remains of an old Saturn temple that was dedicated to the ''Two Horn God'' who protected the former city of Carthage. The Tunisian Dorsal Pass and the bordering northeastern ridge of the mighty Atlas Mountains can be seen from the hills of the national park.
Tunisia contains a diverse variety of scenery in a relatively small area and both socially and culturally, it is still strongly influenced by age old customs and traditions.