Tuesday, October 15, 2013

A Zanzibar Door


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The Zanzibar Archipelago is a semi-autonomous part of Tanzania. It consists of numerous small islands and two large ones: Unguja (known as Zanzibar) and Pemba. The capital of Zanzibar, located on the island of Unguja, is Zanzibar City. It’s historic centre is known as Stone Town, a World Heritage Site.

 




Most of the houses that can be seen today were built in the 19th century when Zanzibar was one of the most important trading centres in the Indian Ocean region. Little has changed in the last 200 years.

It is a place of winding alleys, bustling bazaars, mosques and grand Arab houses with brass-studded, carved, wooden doors. There are more than 500 different examples of this handiwork. 

Thx Steve!

1 comments:

Arun said...

Thank you so much for share the great information..!!
Arun Panchariya Dubai

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