Suakin Island

Ruins in Suakin

Suakin Island was Sudan's only port before the construction of Port Sudan. Abandoned in the 1930s, it's now a melancholy ghost town, full of crumbling coral buildings, demonic cats said to be cursed, and circling kites and hawks with a devil's shrill call. A few buildings have been recently renovated by Turkish investors. The ruins, connected to the mainland by a short causeway, are fascinating to explore.

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