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Zanzibar
Tags : Dunga

Dunga Ruins are located on the main road between Zanzibar Town and Chwaka, very close to the modern village of Dunga. The Palace at Dunga was the seat of the traditional ruler of Zanzibar. More impressive than any prior building the palace boasted two storeys and had massive three feet walls supporting a flat roof garden, from which there were extensive views of the island. The building surrounded a central courtyard and the windows were filled with stained glass 'of all colours'. One can still see a few old passages, pillars and staircases although the windows are empty - their stained glass panels are now in the National Museum. The overgrown garden has many mature fruit trees, including mangosteen, lychee and almond India and commands a fine view of the island.

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