Benin moat
Benin moat
Benin moat


Things to do at Benin moat


Explore nature, Sightseeing,

History of Benin moat

This was built in 1280-1295To serve as a protection against invaders.. It is notable as a cultural and historical edifice for the Benin people.

  • The site was added to the World heritage list in November 1, 1995.

Built by Oba Oguola in 1280-1295.

Traditionally called Iya, the Benin moat is one of the largest man-made earthworks. Built before the advent of modern technology or equipments, the wall served as protection for the city against invaders especially the European imperial inavders who were notorious slave hunters.


This is a very safe location.

What To Bring

Before heading to Benin moat, here are some helpful things to take along with you:

  • Hiking gear.

  • Mosquito repellant.

Things to do while at Benin moat

These are the following things you can do while you're here:

  • Sight see.

  • Take a landscape picture.

Best Features

It is an historical monument for the Benin people.

Writer's Review

To go learn about the history of old Benin city.

Most common visitors

Historians, Curators, Archaeologists,Tourists are the most common visitors to this place.

  • The Great Benin Moat, a world heritage site- Irabor, an archaelogist.

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