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STONE TOWN – Cultural Melting Port

The unfortunate aspect with this heritage is that most of the history is not yet fully documented or is simply not accessible for a number of reasons. Much of the information about it is in the hands of foreign countries (Portugal, German, Great Britain and Oman) or it is buried in old inaccessible publications done by colonial travelers and administers at the turn of the twentieth century or years before that

The Stone Town of Zanzibar boasts a nearly preserved urban fabric and townscape dated from 18th Century, as well as many excellent buildings that reflect its unique culture, which has brought together and homogenized various components of African, Arab, Indian, and European cultures over millennia. In 2000, Zanzibar was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site with Outstanding Universal Value. It is home to 2,770 tall houses as well as numerous ancient memorials and attractions.

Due to the area’s global historic classification, the stone town is reserved for only small-scale real estate development such as hotel, restaurant and refurbishing building for offices and like.

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