Deji of Akure palace: Things to know about one of the significant places in Yorubaland

Deji of Akure palace: Things to know about one of the significant places in Yorubaland

- Deji of Akure palace is 869 years old and is one of the oldest in the country

- With a significant mark in Yoruba history, the palace has housed 47 kings

- Though it looks hold, the architectural design still reflects the wonder of olden times

Nigeria is filled with many untapped tourist centres. Deji of Akure palace which is 869 years old is one of them. It is a place of great cultural and historical significance.

Located in Ondo state in the southwestern part of the country, the palace seems not to have the deserved tourist attention it should.

Built around 1150AD, the palace has been used by 47 kings as it packs a significant amount of their histories.

It should be noted that despite its old outlook, it still reflects great architectural features. In this present time, traditional rites are still performed there.

The palace still maintains its traditional glory without any refurbishment. Photo source: Nigerian Tribune

The palace still maintains its traditional glory without any refurbishment. Photo source: Nigerian Tribune
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The building is not just traditional and old, it challenges the modern way of building in a creative manner.

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Nigeria Tribune reports that the Ua is one of the big courtyards in the palace. It is a place where people gather to discuss important issues affecting the town.

At the entrance of the palace is a royal cart, a brilliant replica of Queen of England’s. The same media gathered that it is used to transport the king only on special occasions.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Ogbunike cave in Anambra state is another sought-after destination for tourists in the country as it offers great adventures. The place is for those who are really after some adventurous outing.

The cave which is located behind the Ogba hills has 317 steps, and when climbing, visitors are expected by tradition to take off their shoes.

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The water in the cave is therapeutic. No wonder people who visit the cave are always wont to take some home.

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One of the things to look out for is the tunnels as you have to crawl through some of them on your knees. Nothing beats this than doing it with a group.

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