Surame Cultural Landscape
Surame Cultural Landscape
Surame Cultural Landscape
How to get to Surame Cultural Landscape

Transportation

By car and motorbike
category

Category

Monument
Things to do at Surame Cultural Landscape

Tags

Explore nature, Play, Relaxation, Sightseeing,

Surame is an ancient city created in the 16th Century by its first king Muhammadu Kanta Sarkin Kebbi and was later abandoned in the 1700 when the empire's capital was moved to Birnin Kebbi.

Safety/Security

This is a very safe location.

What To Bring

Before heading to Surame Cultural Landscape, here are some helpful things to take along with you:

  • Camera to capture the sights and take selfies with

  • Sun shades and a hat

  • A bottle of water

Best Features

There were 14 gates to Surame City. These gates were categorized as seven great gates and seven smaller gates. The great gates connected the city with the outside world, while the seven smaller gates connected different sections of the city. Six hundred years after it was destroyed some of the gates are still standing at the site. One of the standing gates is referred to as Dashe Tree Gate. The stone arrangement of the city gates, security posts, the narrow paths leading into the city through the gates, the two concentric stone walls, rectangular palace walls and the enclosures built to fortify it against external attacks, are some of the awesome features that still exist at the site till today.

Writer's Review

It is regarded as one of the world’s wonders of the human civilization, ingenuity and creativity. It was declared as an ancient Nigeria’s National Monument in 1964 and added in the Cultural and Natural category of the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List in 2007.

  • Largest ancient built stone walls in the whole of Africa-P.K Darling


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