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Address: Masvingo, Zimbabwe
Description: This is now the great capital of great significance ancient monument south...
This is now the great capital of great significance ancient monument south of the Sahara; in Africa it is second in size and importance to the Egyptian Pyramids. The towering stone houses Dzimba dzamabwe were home of 2000 shona speaking people that prospered between 12th and 15th centuries and its 270 hectares in size. That's where the beautiful stylish fish eagle was found i.e, the Zimbabwe bird on the national flag. The country was later on named Zimbabwe derived from the ruins.Every structure was built using a dry stone technquie- entirely without mortar-involving millions of stones, each one supporting another.
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Awesome, beautiful, full of history place

We visited 2 days because we were not able to see it all in 1 day. Loved hearing all the history given by one of the tour guides. He was very nice, full of information. Loved... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
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Perris, California
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Perris, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We visited 2 days because we were not able to see it all in 1 day. Loved hearing all the history given by one of the tour guides. He was very nice, full of information. Loved climbing to the top of the hill, the view from up there was worth the climb. Was so impress with the great walls. Very... More 

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Brno, Czech Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Such cities was in Africa at least 20 - however all, was destroyed in the fighting. But this remained because here put off monarch his old wives... Tourists live cheap, because the dollar is expensive. Every driver knows where to find gasoline.. All you can visit on the http://www.cackon.net/fotky/ZIMBABWE/Zimbabwe/

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This place is magnificent and its so cool. you gotta love the atmosphere and the outlook. The stone structures you just love them and the views

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Dili, East Timor
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This is really worth a visit. The site is really amazing and great to spend a few hours wandering around. It is also really worth paying a few extra dollars for a guide. The one we had was very knowledgeable about the site and it's history. For instance, he explained how the king would sit in a cave on the... More 

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Chinhoyi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

it was a good time that l spent at this place meeting different professionals and discussing important issues in a conducive environment with a chance to see the ruins after a hard day's work

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I am a Jesus follower, so do not believe in any weird things, but if there is one place that feels "mystical" to me, it is the Zimbabwe ruins. Maybe the lay-out of the place, the scenery - it all adds to a fantastic experience there.

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Hoylake, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This is the history of Zimbabwe and everyone should, if they can, visit them. They are really very impressive and our guide, Philip, was very well informed and very funny. Hard work but well worth the effort

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I didn't know much about the Great Zimbabwe before I arrived but I certainly learnt a lot when I arrived. It costs $15 for admission and $18 for admission with a guided tour. Definitely choose the latter option as the guides are great and will teach you a lot about the history of the area. Our guide was appropriately called... More 

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Overijse, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Having heard about this place since we have been in Africa (20 years) and having been several times to Zimbabwe but never to this place, we considered it a must but did not expect much more than some old ruins. It is much more than that. The ruins are very interesting and we did not need a guide to feel... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

While backpacking in southern Africa, hubby and I decided to head back to South Africa through Zimbabwe. Oftentimes, tourists zip through Zim quickly, possibly stopping at Vic Falls. More often than not, many choose to spend time in surrounding countries such as South Africa, Mozambique or even Malawi due to negative international reports on Zim government or local politics. If... More 

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Address: Masvingo, Zimbabwe
Location: Africa  >  Zimbabwe  >  Masvingo Province  >  Masvingo

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