WATCH: The Pigeon Towers of Qatar

By QL Videos

Pigeon Towers are a wonderful example of traditional Islamic architecture and ingenuity. They were designed to collect pigeon droppings, which was used as a fertilizer for farming. A design dating back to several milennia, these towers can provide housing for thousands of pigeons. The most famous pigeon towers in Qatar can be seen at the Katara Cultural Village.

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