10 most beautiful historical places in Nigeria to visit as a fun traveller
Nigeria is blessed with many places that speak of natural beauty and represent how the country is a marvellous destination for tourists.
In showing you how blessed Nigeria is, Legit.ng will be looking at 10 beautiful heritage sites in the country.
Among them are Osun-Osogbo Groves, Idanre Hills, Ogbunike Caves, Ancient Walls of Kano. Below is a list of all of them:
1. Alok Ikom Stone Monoliths
According to Culture Trip, this site has around 250 carved stones and it is located in Cross River state. Many researchers are of the strong belief that writings on them are before colonial times.
2. Oban hills
This is another site in the same state and is very close to the Korup National Park in Cameroon. Inside this park is also a place for different kinds of wildlife.
3. Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grooves
Known as the home to the deity of fertility the grooves is located in Osogbo, the capital of Osun state. The place is also beautified by different artistic sculptures.
4. Old Oyo
The place was said to have been left in the 18th century as a result of the inter-tribal war. Old buildings of the town are encamped into a national park to preserve the old architectural designs of one of the greatest historical places in Nigeria. Visitors would also find the house of the old Oyo-Alaafin which is popularly called the Agbaku Cave.
5. Sukur cultural landscape
It is sited in Adamawa state in an area called Madagali. Its artistic stone-paved walkways are some of the things that make the place a beautiful place to be. The place the once-upon-a-time iron industry in the country.
6. Ancient walls of Kano and related sites
The wall is 14 kilometres long and encompasses sites like the Kurmi Market, Emir’s Palace and the Dala Hills.
The wall serves as a refuge to the city of Kano during the precolonial era. Culture Trip said that it is said to have been built in the 14th century.
7. Sungbo’s Eredo and Iya of Benin
They are walls in Ogun and Edo states known as a facility of defence. The Sungbo’s Eredo was built to honour Bilikisu Sungbo, a female chief. The wall’s design inspired the construction of the Iya of Benin.
8. Ogbaukwu Caves and waterfall
The compartments within the cave are large enough to contain many people at once. The associated waterfalls are always a cool sight to behold. It is located in Anambra state.
9. Ogbunike Caves
Also in the same state, the place has several tunnels and interconnected streams and it a site of great spiritual significance to the people. As a result, a festival is often held to celebrate its importance.
10. Idanre hills
It is located in Ondo state and it has over 600 steps. It has footprints that callers always find mysterious because they fit any foot.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported about the six most beautiful palaces in the nation. The palace of Ooni of Ife, The Gidan Ruma, the Oba of Benin were among those considered.
Also, historical functions that make them cool tourist destinations like their structures are hold were also examined.
Joseph Omotayo writes for the human interest desk at Legit.ng. He graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University with a degree in Literature in English. He loves basketball and books. He tweets @omotayome.