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    The houses of parliament

    by tpk2 Updated Apr 4, 2011

    The 65-seat parliament assembles in the House of Assembly, located at Lobamba. 55 of the members represent the tribal communities (tinkhundlas) while the rest are appointed by the King.

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    The National Museum

    by tpk2 Updated Apr 4, 2011

    The national museum of Swaziland in Lobamba was founded in 1972. It houses a small collection of artifacts showcasing the history of the nation. Large part of the collection is devoted to King Sobhuza II, the ruler of Swaziland for 82 years.

    King Sobhuza II (1899-1982)
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    Swazi Cultural Village

    by tpk2 Updated Dec 17, 2006

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    If I would could give only one tip on what to do in Swazilands, that would be to go and see Swazi Cultural Village.

    It is a living museum of traditional Swazi lifestyle. The Village consists of sixteen beehive huts. One of the most interesting things to see are the Sibhaca and Umhlanga dances, performed twice a day. Sibhaca dancing involves the stomping of the feet in unison accompanied by traditional music and rhythmic chants. The original purpose of the Umhlanga (reed) dance was to represent potential wives for the king.

    You can taste Swazi delicacies at the village restaurant.

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    Mantenga Craft Centre: The best place in Swaziland for buying...

    by tpk2 Updated Dec 17, 2006

    Mantenga Craft Centre houses 11 different craft shops with such as paintings, masks, pottery and weavings. You can visit the workshops where you can observe the handicrafts being made. The Centre was established in 1975 to promote the development of rural handcrafts in Swaziland.

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