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The Mtoni Palace in Zanzibar

I visited the palace when I was staying at the Mtoni Marine, the palace is right beside the resort. The Palace in Swahili is called Beit el Mtoni which means the palace by the stream. The day, I was there I could not find anybody to pay my entrance fee. But, it's quite cheap to visit it.
This is what the website says: "It is one of the oldest buildings of Zanzibar and it was the largest palace on the island during the reign of Sultan Sayyid Said, who moved the capital of his Omani empire form Muscat to Zanzibar during the first half of the 19th century. At that time, over a thousand people lived in the palace and its direct surroundings. But around the 1880s the palace was abandoned and fell into ruin."
It's also the place of birth of the famous princess Sayyida SalmeI enjoyed the tour and you have beautiful views of the sea.

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 Princess Sayyida Salme I, House of Wonders in Stonetown
Princess Sayyida Salme I, House of Wonders in Stonetown

 Imposing Mtoni Palace ruins in Zanzibar
Imposing Mtoni Palace ruins in Zanzibar

Persian baths, probably Turkish baths
Persian baths, probably Turkish baths

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Our Trip to Stone Town
Our Fishing Trip Near Stone Town, Zanzibar
Our trip to the Mtoni Marine resort near Stone Town, Zanzibar
Our Trip to Sandbar Island, Stone Town, Zanzibar
Our Visit to the old Slave Market, Stone Town
Our Visit to the Mtoni Palace
Our travelogue to the Sau Inn
Beaches on the south east coast of Zanzibar
New Year's Eve in Zanzibar at the Sau Inn resort
Let's Clean the Beautiful Island of Zanzibar - Too Much Garbage

 Inside of the palace, we can see the Indian Ocean
Inside of the palace, we can see the Indian Ocean

 Windows of the palace
Windows of the palace

The palace is enormous, apparently at one time <br>hundreds of people lived in it
The palace is enormous, apparently at one time
hundreds of people lived in it

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