The Dar al-Hajar (Rock Palace) is perched atop a rock pinnacle at the Wadi Dhahr Valley, north of the capital Sana'a, Yemen, on 09 August 2011. The historical five-storey palace was built by Yemen's ruler Imam Mansour Ali Bin Mehdi Abbas in 1786 AD. In the 1930s, the late Yemeni monarch Imam Yahya Hameed Al-Din added the upper story and annexes and used it as his summer residence. Dar Al Hajar, Dar Alhajar, Wadi Dhar, Rocks Palaces, Summer Photos, Dhar Rocks, Yemen, Alhajar Rocks, Places
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