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    Museum of the city of Ouidah...

    by cochinjew Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Museum of the city of Ouidah with its very friendly staff is worth a visit.
    Park of the Saints: it was good to be able to recognize all the saints of the cuban yoruba pantheon, even though they are known by other names in Benin.

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    Visit Ganvié

    by jubbleguff Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Just north of Cotonou is Ganvié, a town of 12,000 inhabitants who live in bamboo huts on stilts several kilometres out on Lake Nokoué. In the 18th century, the Tofinu people built the village as protection against the aggression of the Fon and Dahomey kingdoms. Now, houses, restaurants, shops and even a hotel are built 2m (6ft) above the water. Very early or at dusk are the best times to visit Ganvié. The locals object to up-close photography, so be sensitive to their wishes.

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    Visit Cotonou

    by jubbleguff Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    Although Cotonou is not the official capital city of Benin, it still houses the more econimical powers of the country. It is more developed and tourist-friendly than the official capital, Porto Novo, which lies 32km to the east. It also has a crowd of bright, upbeat bars and nightclubs along the Jonquet strip. The clubs feature US, West African and even Cameroonian beats.

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    Shop in the Grand Marché de...

    by jubbleguff Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Shop in the Grand Marché de Dantokpa
    Located in Cotonou, the Grand Marché de Dantokpa is a popular area for tourists. Here you can buy a wide variety of items, ranging from blank cassettes, food and radios to monkey's testicles and voodoo love fetishes ;)

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    One of Benins biggest tourist...

    by Narviking Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    One of Benins biggest tourist attractions must be the town of Ganvie near Cotonou. It has a population of about 12000 people living in bamboo huts on stilts several kilometers from seashore on Lake Nokoue. Since the whole town is build on stils you find also the hotel, post office etc. built on wooden sticks about two meters above sea level.

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    Have a look in Cotonou,...

    by seratonin Updated Aug 24, 2002

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    Have a look in Cotonou, Benin's biggest city. It lies between the ocean an a lagoon, and offers a wide range of the experiences of an african city. Like for excample the large market view on this picture.

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    visit historical museum of abomey

    by hanspeter_W. Written Nov 8, 2009

    very impressive and large museum for dahomey..ask for the guide Rose who explains
    in French everything very clear

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    UN car spotting

    by malinaberg Written Oct 23, 2005

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    Those huge spotlessly white four-by-fours, with pretty blue signs and enormous antenna, never stop to rescue you from the over-crowded bush taxi, and you never stop staring longingly at them.

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    visit the villages and meet...

    by nygaston Written Aug 26, 2002

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    visit the villages and meet the people in the country
    they are nice
    it is not the case in the big towns, where people see you like a walking bank...

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    Visit Porto Novo

    by jubbleguff Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Officially the capital, the government long ago moved itself and most of its business 32km west to Cotonou. Nevertheless, this town of some 180,000 people remains a beautiful and historical place.

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    Visit Ouidah

    by jubbleguff Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    Ouidah is located 40km from Cotonou and is a very popular tourist destination in Benin. It is famous for its major cultural and historical areas, especially voodoo items.

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