Takwa | Attractions
Attraction Type:Historic Sites, Culture
Category: Ruins, Mosque, Cultural Museum
Region: Coast
City / Town:Lamu
Road / Street:Pate Road
Telephone: 254 20 374 2131
254 721 308485
Email: takwa@museums.or.ke
Website: http://www.museums.or.ke/content/blogcategory/4/36
Entrance Fee:Yes
Takwa ruins are remains of a thriving 15th and 16th century Swahili trading town before being abandoned in the early 17th century. With its scenic and tranquil waters, it is home to two important mosques: Whitewashed Friday and Wa Deule, which has an intricately carved mihrab dating back to 1848.

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