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Kano city wall
Kano city wall

Kano city wall

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Kano

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History of Kano city wall Kano city wall was built in 1095 AD–1134 AD. It is notable as a site that once protected citizens and inhabitants of Kano against external attack. It was built by Sakri Gijimasu. Once described as the 'most impressive monument in West Africa', the ancient wall of Kano was built to serve as a source of defense for citizens and inhabitants of Kano. Security/Safety of Kano city wall This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Kano city wall, here are some helpful things to take along with you: A digital camera with solid batteries. A tour guide or translator. Things to do while at Kano city wall Get to do these at Kano city wall: Take pictures of the wall. Learn about the history of the wall. Take a tour of the city of Kano. Best Features It is a monument to the resilience and innovation of the Kano people. Writer's Review To go and appreciate history. Most common visitors Archaeologists, Curators, and Historians are common visitors here. Ancient wall of Kano, a sight to behold- Muhammed, a museum curator.

Gidan Dan Hausa
Gidan Dan Hausa

Gidan Dan Hausa

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Kano

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History of Gidan Dan Hausa Gidan Dan Hausa was built in 1909. Sometimes referred to as Kano State Museum, this is a major tourist attraction given its historic importance as where Western education in the North started. Security/Safety of Gidan Dan Hausa This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Gidan Dan Hausa, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Camera to capture the sights and take selfies with Hat or cap to shield from sun during the tour Best Features Named so after the title 'Son of Hausa' given to the Swiss tutor that started western education in the North, Mr Hanns Fischer, because he wrote and spoke Hausa language, this museum houses a collection of artifacts from stone age to present day. It is also the first colonial residency in Kano.