They come from the neighboring governorates of Sidi Bouzid (center-west), from Gafsa, Kasserine and Sfax, to admire the picturesque landscapes of the mountain oasis of Ain Hadaj.
Ain Hadaj is in the middle of 3 reserves that make up the Bouhdma National Park, which was created in 1980. (Al Ain) administratively affiliates to the (local government) delegation of Manzel Bouziane in Sidi Bouzid Governorate, which is rich in many types of desert trees such as Talh, Arar and Acacia. Read also Shakaka … a digital Tunisian money box to collect donations and confront Corona Moroccan “couscous”, Tunisian “honoraria” and Turkish “miniature” on the UNESCO list of intangible heritageLamia Hakim … the Tunisian girl of the moon who fought the sun with art, doctorates and marriage Video- Learn about the Tunisian “mukhariq” Beja, which attracts thousands of visitors during Ramadan
It is also fertile breeding grounds for several species of endangered animals, such as the Maghreb caravans, the eagle bird, and the southern fox. Last year, Al Ain witnessed an unfortunate incident in the death of the last deer of the foal in Tunisia.
Elderly visitors from all over the country go to the region until in the same Yacoub, so they cannot resist the temptations of Ain Haddaj, searching in its hot natural mineral waters that flowed hundreds of years ago for a pain reliever for their pain, and for a treatment for chronic diseases that exhausted them, especially joint diseases, rheumatism and diseases. Dermatophytes.
The name of the eye was associated with a narration that says that its water changes at midnight, so its composition becomes enriched with sulfur materials that help treat incurable diseases and cure them, and this makes everyone who visits it returns the ball many times, knowing that it was in the past a place of pilgrimage to the shrine of the good saint Muhammad Hadaj, who was built years ago on its lands.
The strange popular stories about “Ain Haddaj” do not stop at this point. According to Lotfi Saad, a resident of the area, strange stories transmitted by residents claim that the hot spring water flows outside it a distance of one kilometer and then stands, and tells Al-Jazeera Net that it is a phenomenon. “I did not find a realistic and scientific explanation for it. to today”.
He points out that Al Ain was very popular before the revolution, so it was the destination of tourists of different Western nationalities, but today it is witnessing a slight decline in the turnout due to the security situation, especially as it is in the middle of the mountains, according to his statement.
In addition to the elderly, the eye enchants the attention of young people who camp for days and nights next to it to escape their daily problems and seek psychological comfort, so they spend their time between enjoying a swim in its natural healing bath – which takes the form of a long cave under the mountain – sometimes and wandering in the embrace of its rich nature in a phase.
The very clean bathroom water attracted the attention of the young man of Bouziane’s house, Wahid Saadan, 26, who became a loyal and old visitor to the eye, and he assured Al-Jazeera Net that the people of the region are keen to preserve the purity of the water by organizing periodic cleaning campaigns.
Wahid added that the residents of the region seek, by their own and individual efforts, to take care of the eye and promote it to be an internal tourist destination, so they welcome its visitors and take care of them in the absence of the support of the local authorities and the lack of interest in this natural wealth.
In April 2019, the mountain oasis, Ain Hadaj, witnessed a partial fire, while the youth of the region came and organized volunteer campaigns to clean the oasis and set up containers to collect waste in it.