Sights in Sayun
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Originally built as a 19th-century defensive fort, the Sultan's Palace was converted into a residential palace by the Sultan Al-Katheri in the 1920s. The Sultan wasn't a subtle man and his house, containing a mere 90 rooms, towers over Sayun like an exaggerated wedding cake. It now houses one of the best museums in the country.
The 3rd floor of the Sultan's Palace houses the Museum of the Peoples' Customs & Traditions which contains staid examples of traditional Hadramawt arts and crafts. Don't leave without a visit to the roof of the palace: there are great views across the town.