Stone Town - Great Attractions (Zanzibar, Tanzania)

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Take a tour of Stone Town in Zanzibar, Tanzania – part of the World’s Greatest Attractions series by GeoBeats. One unassuming coastal town in Tanzania has more to it than a quick glance reveals. They call it Stone Town, and it's actually the old part of Zanzibar. This historic part of town has many stone houses and buildings from the 19th century. Many of these buildings feature beautifully carved wooden and brass-studded doors. Also in Stone Town is a stirring stone monument to those taken in the slave trade. Some of the largest stone buildings are the churches, with elegant arches and windows. Stone Town was once an important port on the Indian Ocean, and still has much to do.