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Gede Ruins, Gede

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#2 of 7 in Museums in Coast Province
Originally built in the 12th century, the present-day structure of Gede Ruins dates from the 15th and 16th century. This site features large stone houses in addition to a mosque and palace; researchers believe that the town--which remained undiscovered until the 1940s--once supported 2,500 people. The walled city represents a medieval Swahili settlement that likely covered and also features a pillar tomb, which signified a man of importance was buried there. Plan to see Gede Ruins and other attractions that appeal to you using our Gede route planner.
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  • A nice walk back through history with a guide who explained the intricacies of the Swahili people social life. The ruins are well kept and reveal a great deal about how the coastal people of old used ...  more »
  • In the Ged, you have the right two attractions. One is a tour of the ancient city with a huge baoabem and the adjacent Museum. Tours are in English, so perhaps nevyfásnete as I do that you'll need to translate for a group of Czech tourists:-) And other local attractions are a monkey, that will be your best friends, until you run out of bananas. So you buy a decent supply of on the way to the market in Watamu. Both recommend, too bad that it was impossible to go to the trees, because the lift was out of order. Perhaps the next time našetří to repair.
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