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Benin City


Benin is a city located on the Africa continent (Western Africa, bordering the Bight of Benin, between Nigeria and Togo. Benin was once one of the most powerful empires in Africa – the Dahomey kingdom.


One of the most significant landmarks of  Benin City is the National Museum in the Plaza of the king. Rustic powered by Coppermine Photo Gallery of the museum and an extensive collection соntаining works of art and reliсs of the rich cultural history of the people , as well as environmental observing neighbоring. A significant number of unique аrtifасts such as terracotta and bronze figures and while pieces of iron, Mware is underlined with the empire of Benin. Numerоus stаtues of Queen Idiа cannot be distinguished by their beauty and оriginаlity. A special attention is a boy to the bronze throne * games with an add cancel design, presented to the emperor by the ruler of Portugal to strengthen trade relations.

A separate room contains objects of everyday life, traditional сlоthing and сrаfts of hаrdwоrking people of Akwa Ibom State. The museum gift shop is popular with tоurists. There is a wide modernization of fabric bаtik, саlаbаshes and jewelry .

The staff of the National Museum has made great efforts to preserve the historical and cultural heritage of Akwa Ibom State, there Mware regulаrly held seminars and conferences.


Another highlights of Benin is Ganvie where people live in bamboo villages and eat mostly fish. This place has become a tourist magnet and a very interesting place to visit.


If you are interested in Benin’ s history about slavery you can visit Ouidah, a wonderful voodoo town.


The Cotonou city is also fabulous and chaotic and attracts many tourists.Tourists often are happy to see the untouched beaches, the traditions and the fascinating, abundant wildlife.


The nature.


The territory is divided into four Benin of geographical zone. Along the coast stretches flat sandy steppe with a width of 1.5 to 5 km away. It should be the system lagoons and marshes, which gradually will be recorded mud and sand. Two lagoons Nokua and Aheme have access to the sea. Further to the north is located a plateau height 200-400 m, dominated by forests and savannah. There are low mountains, as well as decreased employed marshes. All of these zones together constituted the lower Benin, which drained by rivers Mono and humid, current from the north to the south and ended in Gulf of Guinea. The northern part of the country - the top Benin - took a plateau, height 500 m. The north-western part is allocated to low wooded mountains the Atakora mountains. The mountain is the highest point, 681 m above .



Varied fauna - zebras, buffalos, leopards, lions, panthers and elephants.


Benin is also one of the most stable and safe countries of Arica for traveling. Benin is a great country to visit on any West African itinerary.

Others The Best Cities to Visit in Nigeria .

Nigeria is a country blessed with miles of coastline, national parks and fascinating ancient sites and precious oil fields.
Despite these natural resources, Nigeria remains one of the poorest countries in the world.
The greatest heritage of the country consists of the set of races and religions (over 250 tribes).
Unfortunately, this mixture has proven to be the cause of bitter disputes, especially between Muslims and Christians.
Decades of civil war, famine, military dictatorship and corruption have left behind a country deeply divided.
  The capital city is Abuja, but the largest economic center and port is Lagos, located in the southwest.
With 805km of coastline, Nigeria already has the basis for being a top tourist destination, and the government has pledged to improve infrastructure and attract foreign investment.
Meanwhile, just adventurous travelers can enjoy magnificent waterfalls, sandy beaches, lagoons, fascinating historical sights.
  Nigerians wake up very early, so eat several times a day.
Breakfast is served at 5pm and may consist of rice and mango or fried plantains.
For lunch eat stew or bean pudding.
In general, Nigerians eat very spicy.
, they make full use of hot pepper.
Typical stews are made of vegetables, herbs or over and, if they can afford meat.
Cassava and maize are popular products.
In coastal regions they drink palm wine and local beer.
Hotels, cafes and teahouses are popular.
  In the northern part of the country Muslim respect Islamic traditions.
Women should avoid wearing pants.
There are over 250 tribes in Nigeria, the main ones being Hausa in the north, Ibo (Igbo) in the southeast and the Yoruba in the southwest.
The second largest groups are the Fulani, IDOM Igal Igbirra, Kanuri, Tiv and Nupe in the north; Efik, Ekoi, Ibibio and Ijaw in the east and Edo, Itsekiri, Ijaw and Urhobo in the west.
  Capital: Abuja The main languages ​​spoken: English (official), Yoruba, Ibo, Hausa Currency: 1 naira Nigeria (NGR) = 100 kobo   While many people think Nigeria is the worst country to visit, the country is actually becoming safer with thousands of tourists and visitors visiting every year.
There are really nice cities as Lagos, Abuja, Ibadan, Calabar, Uyo, Owerri, Benin, Akuri,Enugu, Osogbo that can offer you wonderful opportunities.
These are the safest countries with great infrastructures and well-developed buildings and roads, low crime rates and economic stability.

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Benin City - National Museum
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