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5 Places of Interest found in Nigeria

Birikisu Sungbo Shrine
Birikisu Sungbo Shrine

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About Birikisu Sungbo Shrine In the bible, she is known as the Queen of Sheba. In Nigeria - and specifically in Ogun state- she is called Birikisu Sungbo, and there is a shrine dedicated to her. The same woman is the Queen Baliqs of Ethiopia in the Quran. It is believed that she will answer all your heart's desires if you ask nicely. The people of Ijebu Ode believe that she is a wealthy and industrious woman who trained other women to be industrious as well. She led a group of women potters in her day. Legend has it that she was a childless widow. She built a monument that was bigger than pyramids in 1000 A.D. The Shrine is the burial place for Birikisu Sungbo and the people worship her there. Tourists visit the shrine to learn about the mysteries surrounding the shrine.  It is believed that she possessed supernatural powers that enabled her to dig ditches around Ijebu Ode. Women are however not allowed to go close to her burial site. The UNESCO World Heritage Site added this shrine to the cultural category in 1995.    Security It is safe to visit the shrine with tour guides and trusted locals.

The Long JuJu Shrine of Arochukwu
The Long JuJu Shrine of Arochukwu

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About The Long JuJu Shrine of Arochukwu The Long JuJu Shrine of Arochukwu is located in one of the largest cities in Abia state, in Arochukwu otherwise called Aro-Okigbo. This shrine had a route for slaves that was used during the trans-Atlantic slave-trade era. The tales of Arochukwu have it that the long juju shrine also called Ibini Ukpabi, used to be a place of judgement where people entered when God (Chwuku) wanted to pronounce judgement on them. They were either found guilty or not guilty. Those found innocent remained alive and came back to their families while those that were guilty walked through dark tunnels and never came out.  The long juju slave route of Arochukwu still remains a perfect destination for tourists around the world. Interested in or a practitioner of traditional religion? The Long Juju Shrine of Arochukwu sports long metal pipes, believed to be conduits to the gods who live above the shrine. Pay homage to the chief priest, and it might make things easier on your path to fellowship with a higher power.  

Lisabi Sacred Forest
Lisabi Sacred Forest
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History of Lisabi Sacred Forest Lisabi Sacred Forest is the burial place of the great warrior Lisabi the hero of the Egba people. Long long ago in distant Egba land where evil reigned supreme, there was a warrior named Lisabi who rose up to conquer this evil. Upon his death, he was buried in a forest in Ogun and today, it is known as Lisabi forest and is a popular place where people come from far and wide to visit. Security/Safety of Lisabi Sacred Forest This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Lisabi Sacred Forest, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Mosquito repellant. Light clothing. Hiking gear. Things to do while at Lisabi Sacred Forest You can add this activity to your tourist experience: Participate in the Lisabi festival. Best Features It is a historical site. Most common visitors Historians, Fun lovers, Religious leaders.

Sungbo Eredo
Sungbo Eredo

Sungbo Eredo

Shrine

Ogun

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History of Sungbo Eredo Sungbo Eredo was built in the 10th century as a monument to Sungbo and as a spiritual fortification round an ancient Kingdom. It is notable as the largest known ancient man-made structure in sub-Saharan Africa. Built by Bilikisu Sungbo (the locals claim she is the fabled biblical Queen Sheba and koranic Bilqis) in the 10th century. Essentially, it is a moat with an earth wall alongside it. A 100-mile-long wall forming a rough circle enclosing roughly 400 square miles, whose construction began a millennium ago, this is one of the largest monuments in sub-Saharan Africa Security/Safety of Sungbo Eredo This is a very safe location. ensure you go along with a local guide and be prepared for insects and other animals as it is a rainforest What To Bring Before heading to Sungbo Eredo, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Hiking boots A map Camera Things to do while at Sungbo Eredo Visit the locals and learn their history from them Take a hike in the rain-forest and view the monument Best Features This outstanding monument is a rampart or system of walls and ditches. Its vertical sided ditches of hardened laterite (natural soil mixture of clay and iron-oxides) show how the ditch profiles were originally dug. Together with the bank of spoil heaped up on the inner side, the combined height can be as much as 20 metres. Trees above this gigantic ditch help protect its sides from the forces of nature. The grave of Bilikisu is located in Oke-Eiri inside Sungbo's Eredo. It is an important site of pilgrimage among the locals. Most common visitors It is frequented by archaeologists, adventurers, traditional worshipers and adventurers. Eredo Journal; A Wall, a Moat, Behold! A Lost Yoruba Kingdom - New York Times, Sept 20, 1999 What is exciting about this for me is that we are beginning to bring out the tremendous political and cultural achievements of black Africa - Dr Patrick Darling of Bournemouth University

Ogbunike Caves
Ogbunike Caves

Ogbunike Caves

Shrine

Anambra

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Worship, Sightseeing, Explore nature

About Ogbunike Caves Ogbunike Caves. Ogbunike Caves was added on the UNESCO tentative list in 2007. Security/Safety of Ogbunike Caves This is a very safe location. Best Features These are a collection of caves that have been in use for centuries. Discovered by a hunter named Ukwa, it is situated in a valley blanketed by tropical rain forests behind the "Ogba Hills". It was a place where Africans hid from slave raiding parties during the slave trade era. Writer's Review Beside this portion of the river is a tableland used as a relaxation spot by visitors to the caves. Every year, the caves host the "Ime Ogba" festival to commemorate the discovery of the caves, along other spiritual reasons. In 2015, the Anambra State Government commenced plans to make the caves a resort centre to boost tourism. Ogbunike cave; A world's wonder in Nigeria-Chuma Onwuegbusi Obiano signs N250m Ogbunike Cave MoU-Daily Times Nigerian Newspaper. Jul 17, 2015