Emir of Zazzau Palace
The Emir is the traditional ruler of the Zaria Emirate, also known as the Zazzau. The palace located in the old part of Zaria city is close to the Zaria Forest Reserve.
This is a very safe location.
The palace is made of mud and features designs typical of traditional Habe architecture. The palace is surrounded by high walls with beautifully constructed gates, one of which separates the residential area of the emir and his family from his emirate offices. The palace walls are colorfully painted with designs and the Emir's own insignia.
Join a tour party and marvel at the sights and culture displayed with fellow tourists and non-indigenes. Islam is the practised religion so there will be other Muslims on the palace grounds.
The splendour of the palace and its inhabitants is so enviable, you can see from the far end of a long reception hall the Emir sitting on a red velvet couch, his courtiers appearing in white-cotton embroidered caps and knee-length white-cotton tunics to seek an audience.
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