Tamarza is the largest mountain oasis in Tunisia, known as Ad Turres by the Romans. It has a pleasant canyon and has an abandoned old town. The town was abandoned after the river flooded for 22 days in 1969. It is located north of the salt lakes and receives fresh water from the nearby hills. It is in the hill country near the border with Algeria, and is 6km from Mides.
Tamerza is surrounded by steep and wild area country and is renowned for its clear water cascades and springs that irrigate the towns park.
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