It is true that the architecture in Yemen can be quite stunning. Not to mention much of the geographic topography can be breathtaking as well. But when you manage to combine the two, it becomes otherworldly. The hilltop village of Kawkaban is like this. Only a short distance from the capital, San'a, Kawkaban could be done as a day trip, but then you will miss the sunrise and sunset that add further to the magic. Half of the town's buildings seem to teeter over the edge of the cliffs, fighting for amazing views over the valley floor below. To top it all off, the typical Yemeni hospitality make this place truly memorable.