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Gede Ruins, Gede

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#2 of 8 in Museums in Coast Province
Must see · History Museum · Museum
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Originally built in the 12th century, the present-day structure of Gede Ruins dates from the 15th and 16th century. This site features large stone houses in addition to a mosque and palace; researchers believe that the town--which remained undiscovered until the 1940s--once supported 2,500 people. The walled city represents a medieval Swahili settlement that likely covered and also features a pillar tomb, which signified a man of importance was buried there. Plan to see Gede Ruins and other attractions that appeal to you using our Gede route planner.
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  • Whether you are in Watamu or Malindi, this place will be reachable by car or tuktuk. Make sure the driver knows how to get there as there are no signs to help you find the ruins. Once in the area... 
    Whether you are in Watamu or Malindi, this place will be reachable by car or tuktuk. Make sure the driver knows how to get there as there are no signs to help you find the ruins. Once in the area...  more »
  • Great piece of history. Shows how the Kenyan coast was connected to the rest of the world through trade. We can all learn from the fall of this once great city. On a fun note, the monkeys were... 
    Great piece of history. Shows how the Kenyan coast was connected to the rest of the world through trade. We can all learn from the fall of this once great city. On a fun note, the monkeys were...  more »

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