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Sultan's Palace, Zinder

#3 of 6 in Historic Sites in Niger
Ruin · Tourist Spot
Admire the unusual Sultan's Palace, a place once inhabited by both a ruler and prisoners. Join a guided tour to learn about the history of the palace, dating from the 15th century to the present day. Enter the earth-hued building to get a better view of its traditional Hausa architecture, its rooms, and the yard where prisoners awaited their sentences. You can even visit the torture chambers, which were appropriately named "ant and scorpion cells," as those bugs were used to torture prisoners. Put Sultan's Palace into our Zinder day trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Zinder.
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  • Beautiful place to visit, albeit not too much open to the public! The guards started by asking for 20,000 CFA, but I got them down to 5,000 CFA!  more »
  • This is a pretty unique place to visit. It is an old living African tradition that as absurd as it might sound, should never go lost. The Palace is not only living ancient African style but also a...  more »
  • Nice, rich history!
  • very sexy

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