Stone Town, Zanzibar
Zanzibar City is made of two areas: Stone Town and Ng’ambo (Swahili for “The Other Side”). Located in the Old Quarter of the main town, Zanzibar, Stone Town boasts of a unique architecture and culture. Made up of several winding streets and alleyways, the region was declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 2000 for its remaining Arab and colonial architecture that continue to attract large numbers of tourists to the island. Some of the main attractions to the site are the Old Arab Fort, the Zanzibar Doors, House of Wonders, Forodhani Gardens and the Africa House Hotel.
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With fine and tall houses stretching to the skies, the Swahili trading town on the tropical island of Zanzibar gives tourists a feel of Zanzibar’s rich and fascinating history that reflects its culture in terms of its farming and processing of spices that gave birth to spice markets that are still found today. The site recently complained of challenges in protecting and maintaining the historical buildings.