Gharyan is located in Nafousa Mountain, about 100 km south of the capital Tripoli, and just before Yefren. Its famous troglodyte caves are a major attraction for tourists. The root "Ghar", in the name Gharyan, means "cave". The caves were dug vertically down into the rocky ground.
A troglodyte cave with several rooms opening into an open courtyard.
One house is accessed by descending down a tunneled passageway leading to a large circular pit. Caves dug in the rocks act as rooms which surround the communal pit.
Traditional interior decorations.
The entrance to a troglodyte cave.