Yet, despite their massive size and weight, these doors are
so well balanced that they will open at the touch of a finger. Intricately hand carved and
painstakingly constructed, no nails or glue hold the individual pieces in place. This
allows the wood to expand with the extreme heats of the region without harming the door.
The animation to the right demonstrates how an individual piece of inlaid wood moves.
On either side of the outside entrance, exquisitely carved
Tunisian stone work can be seen. Click here for a closer look at the Tunisian carved stone.
Once inside, the building's soaring
dimensions and breathtaking artistry capture the imagination. The visitor's attention is
immediately drawn to the colossal Moroccan water wall with its
colorful hand-crafted tiles and a complimentary Moroccan tile-work.
Next to the waterfall is a wooden "Samarkand Tree"