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This is a traditional fortified settlement that served as the spiritual seat of the Merina royal family from the 15th century onwards. The walled village includes wonderfully preserved royal residences and graves, and is considered a sacred site.
This is the palace of a Malagasy queen who decided that the Christians were undermining her rule and decided to get rid of many - by throwing them over a cliff nearby. Her rule did not last long, but it was very cruel in other...More
Getting to Ambohimanga is a bit tiring if you are coming from Tana, battling through the traffic jams. It took us 75 minutes but it was worth it. We got a guide who was really excellent, not only with information about the palace but also...More
This sacred hill has been declared world heritage site by unesco in 2001.
From here began the line of king and queens who were to unite Madagascar.
The site contains various interesting features like the wooden house of king adrianampoinimerina.
I would strongly recommend to...More
The royal compound in Ambohimanga is a UNESCO World Heritage site.It is not very large but gives great insight into Malagasy history, culture and architecture. It is a fascinating place to visit. Our guide was excellent and carefully explained all of the details of the...More
We hired a car and driver for the day to visit here and a few other places around Tana.
The guide was excellent with wonderful English and annexing knowledge of the UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE.
As others have mentioned the site is clearly revered by...More
Pick up a local guide and you'll get real value from your visit, far more than from the occasioanl sign boards and notes. You may possibly get access to some of the palace areas not normally open to visitors.
The palace of the king demonstrates...More
We took a taxi that took as there and waited for us for 80000 Ariary, but it is easy to get there using the taxi brousse.
We took a guide ( you can tip them, they are not suppposed to cost anything) who really knew...More
It was interesting to find out how the olden days king and queens live. Their culture and history. It is like historical museum. Lovely the higher mountain view. Must climb staircase to reach the temple. The burial of the king and queen.