(c) October 2013 Oliver Bonten
The Northwest of Malta is less populated than the Southeast. A major population center are the old cities of Mdina and Rabat, which were the main settlements at least from Phoenician times until the knights Hospitallers arrived. The most popular tourist resorts, Buġibba and Mellieħa, are in the Northwest on the Eastern coast, and the area North of Mellieħa, towards the Gozo ferry terminal, is as good as empty. Buskett Gardens, the only forest on Malta, are a popular recreational area for the locals. The western coast has some rock-based bathing spots which are more popular with Maltese than with tourists. Two of the less explored (and smaller) megalithic temple complexes are here at Mġarr and Tal-Qadi, as well as a very prominent site for the mysterious "cart ruts".
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