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House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib)
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Stone Town and Prison Island from Zanzibar
Reviewed May 7, 2013

location it look like old one and the big things i like in is receveing customer it was like home!!!!!!!!

Thank Evance M
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Reviewed March 21, 2013

Great design and special place in Stonetown to visit .There is not so much inside but the architecture is amazing!

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Reviewed March 2, 2013

Not only the Royal Sultanate history found in the House of Wonders, but also you can observe and see architectural design and technological used as for the time it was a house that put in place technological advancement.

Thank Deddah
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Reviewed February 15, 2013

The Museum was closed for facade repair but someone kept the door open and was possible get inside. As reported by others tripadvisors, there isn't not much to see inside but the architecture is amazing, the oman's style big doors are beautiful. The building was designed by scottish engineer and build in i883 by Sultan Bargshash Bin Said (1870 - 1888). It was the first building in east africa to be installed architecture and tap water. Also, the building was used as Sultan's residence after 1896. In 2002 the building was converted in Museum.

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Reviewed February 5, 2013

It is a good place to get a feel of how things were during the period of the Sultans. I have heard from a resident of Zanzibar that a slave was buried alive beneath each of the white pillars of Baitul Ajaa'ib, but who knows how true that is.. one thing is certain though; slaves were buried alive in those days, and the place does have a bit of an eerie feel.

Thank Zeekam
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