Kampala Hills

There are seven hills in Kampala. Nearly every hilltop is occupied by some fantastic architectures which represent different parts of Ugandan culture.  For instance, the Bahai temple in Kampala  is  the only one in the whole Africa.  What was more surprising was the great gap between rich and poor which exists  in the top and  bottom of the hills. The top of the hills are seemed like peaceful paradises. However, when we arrived in some flat areas, the markets turned noisy and the traffic was chaotic because there weren’t any traffic lights there. Most flat areas are inhabited by poorer people. traffic.jpgCars clog a narrow downhill street in Kampala.Photo by Lucy Qiu.

The homes for the affluent tend to be on the hillsides and hilltops. Photo by Candice Li.cows-sky.jpgKabaka Palace, former palace of the king, lies empty on Kabaka hill. Photo by Candice Li.boys.jpgKabaka Palace, former palace of the king, lies empty on Kabaka hill. The field next to it serves as a soccer field, where these boys are taking a break from their game. Photo by Candice Lismile-girls.jpgWedding guests outside Rubaga cathedral. Photo by Candice Lim-and-s.jpgAs you reach the broad, flat valley floors, markets and shantytowns dominate the area. Many residents are from rural areas recently arrived in Kampala looking for work. Photo by Masabicycle.jpgBicycles but more often motorbikes are common forms of transportation in the city. And simply walking long distances.Photo by Masaclouds.jpgMay is the first month of rain season in Uganda. The sky is filled with dark clouds in Kampala.Photo by Masa

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