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Khami Ruins, Bulawayo

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A former capital of the Butua State and a major trading center, Khami Ruins features a series of terraces with ornately decorated stone walls. Established around 1450 and abandoned in the mid-17th century, the ruins acquired the World Heritage status in 1986. Wander around the three largest tiered platforms, which were once occupied by the royal family. Notice the checkerboard design on a 68 m (223 ft) long stone block wall. The smaller terraces once housed clay huts of the state officials, while the open areas were reserved for commoners. Visit the small on-site museum to gather some background information. See Khami Ruins and all Bulawayo has to offer by arranging your trip with our Bulawayo route planner.
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  • Go here int he morning before the sun starts beating down on you. There was no one here during our visit so it was a great experience to really take in the ruins. It's a must as part of a broader... 
    Go here int he morning before the sun starts beating down on you. There was no one here during our visit so it was a great experience to really take in the ruins. It's a must as part of a broader...  more »
  • I found the tour very interesting. It was great that I was with my family and did the tour at our own pace. I just think that a brochure that tourists can get a bit of information about the heritage.....  more
    I found the tour very interesting. It was great that I was with my family and did the tour at our own pace. I just think that a brochure that tourists can get a bit of information about the heritage.....  more »
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  • Great for picnics and bird viewing. The sunset view is epic
  • Ancient and scenic

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