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Lamu Travel Guide

Stone Architecture

Lamu town is famous for its astonishing architecture, their residences are among the best examples of Swahili architecture, the storied buildings and numerous mosques with their hidden inner courtyards, intricately carved wooden doors, narrow streets, are a living museum in themselves, making for a fascinating walk.

Most of the buildings were built in the 18th century and have been restored and maintained, These buildings are nicely decorated; made of coral rag and coral stone, very heavy wooden floors supported by mangrove poles, makuti roofs and intricately carved shutters for windows. This building represents the development of Swahili building technology.


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