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Al Kabir Mosque is a piece of art has been build more than a century ago; now subjected for renovation. This building is an example of speculating art of Turkish artisans. Build in Turkish style, Al Kabir Mosque is center of religious beliefs for many committed people. Also, taking photos of the mosque is prohibited.

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Khartoum War Cemetery is one of the must visit places here, it is right next to St Francis School in Khartoum off Africa street. It explains the role of The Sudan in the East Africa War 1940-1941. This cemetery can be mistaken and seen as a graveyard, however, the real graves were moved somewhere else and their tombs were left as a memorial.

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The Sudan National Museum is the best in the country, has some breathtaking exhibits. The ground floor covers the rise and fall of the kingdoms of Kerma, Kush and Meroe. There’s some stunning royal statues and perfectly preserved 3500-year-old artefacts from Kerma. Upstairs are numerous medieval Christian frescoes removed from the ruined churches of Old Dongola and elsewhere. Outside are some temples rescued, Abu Simbel–style, from the rising waters of Lake Nasser. Allow at least one and a half to two hours for a visit.

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The Ethnography Museum is located on Al-Gama’a Street in Khartoum. In 1955 the buildings of the British army club were affiliated to the antiquities department at that time. The department then started the organization and presentation of the ethnographical groups, which had remained in warehouses since 1945, in this museum. The museum was opened in December 1956. The exhibits of the museum have been organized and arranged in such a way that gives a vivid live history of the various Sudanese tribes and their customs and traditions.

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The Presidential Palace:  People visiting to the country for exploring history should visit to this place. Although, there is not much to see here still it is a place of attraction for the Chinese visitors who walk to see the staircase where the China Gordon was killed by the Great Mahdi. Earlier, this corner of the Presidential Palace was popular for St. Michael Church which has been transformed into a museum now. Also, the palace is now being reconstructed but evidences from the colonial history will remain same forever.

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Tuti Island (also spelled Tutti Island) is an island in Sudan where the White Nile and Blue Nile merge to form the main Nile. It is surrounded by the “Three Towns”: Khartoum (the capital of Sudan), Omdurman (the largest city in Sudan), and Khartoum North (also known as Bahri, a large industrial center). Despite this, Tuti is home to only one small village (founded in the late 15th century), with grassland being the main makeup of the island.