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Gede Ruins, Gede

#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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  • Tour to do in an afternoon from watamu, beautiful place and nature wonder. The meeting with the monkeys was a lot of fun. Absolutely choose Alberto kenya safari and will arrange everything from transport to ticket and guide. Search for it on fb or ask me in pvt.
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  • I wake up in the morning and it rains, no sea, together with a couple of friends we stay in the resort to talk, but we would not throw a day without doing anything, after eating the sky is cloudy, but it does not rain anymore, then we decide to contact two Beach Boys known to Watamu, Baron and Romeo, two wonderful boys living in a village near Watamu. In less than an hour we are organized the excursion to GEDE by getting us in the car. Arriving at GEDE, an old Arab city abandoned for a few hundred years, we buy bananas and as we enter the perimeter of the ruins, cute monkeys of the Cercopitechi race welcome us by assaulting us, head in arms, really they were everywhere , we took some wonderful photos and we seemed to be back children (I'm 55 years old). The walk through the ruins continued so, between explanations of the guide, monkeys everywhere, majestic baobabs. Thank you BARONE and ROMEO for the wonderful day. started badly, but ended beautifully.
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  • Good get away.
  • Veiled in luxuriant rainforest, Gedi was one of the primordial Arab towns along the East African Coast .The town was possibly built in 15th Century. The Gede derelicts holds historical coral-stone houses ,and the Great Mosque .Here the pillar tombs have been discovered .The Gedi ruined houses exhibit a traditional Swahili style, and some have aged drawings on their plaster walls. Antique Ming Chinese, Spanish Scissors, Swahili Artifacts and glazed earthenware from Persia show luxury and trade links for those who prospered here.Over the years, thousands of visitors have flocked flock to see the wonder of Gede.
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