Beautifully located in the south western Fezzan, the mainly Tuareg town of Ghat was probably developed by the Garamantians as a protective outpost of their sphere of interest. It is perhaps the most attractive oasis towns in Libyas south, the Fezzan region. In the hart of the town there is a beautifully mud-brick medina, and the setting of the town is superb. Backdrop of stunning sand dunes, dark ridges of the jebel Acacus to the east, and the distance peaks of the Tassili-n-Ajjer to the west in Algeria to the west. Setting. It is also a imported gateway town to Jebel Acacus. The old town is quite well preserved and hopefully will come under UNESCO protection in the near future.
Ghats medina is a fine example of vernacular sahara architecture. It was built by the Garamantes in the 1st century with a tangle of lanes weaving between crumbling mud-brick buildings that bear the merest traces of their former glories. The media is compact, but you can easly spent some hours in it. There is a fort overlooking the medina initially, constructed by the Turks and then improved by the Italians.