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Persian Baths:

Built by sultan Said Barghash in the late 19th century, the Hamamni Persian Baths were the first public baths in Zanzibar. The baths were for public use, used by both men and women. Separate entrance times ensured that there was no peeping or funny stuff. The old tubs can still be seen, although there is no water. The front rooms were used for changing and socialising. Look out for the warm room, which had underground hot water aqueducts. It was then frequented visited by the wealthy.

Although they are no longer functioning, they are maintained in near-perfect condition. To go inside the baths, one must ask the caretaker, living opposite, to unlock the gate; there is a nominal entrance fee, which goes towards the upkeep of the building. Explanatory plaques are situated at salient points around the baths and chambers.