Sindou Travel Guide

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Sindou Things to Do

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    by The_Capricorn Updated Mar 16, 2013

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    Clay storage huts (approx. 12th century) are perched on a rock spur in 470 m.a.s.l. at the foot of Niansogoni in Sindou region. On the ledge also ruins of a villages can be found.

    The location served the Tello families (Ur-Dogon) to hideaway from enemies.

    Big stones at the platform edges are still in place, ready to bash down when enemies tries to climb up the hill.

    Falaise de Niassangoni Small Granaries Big Granaries Cave Entry
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    by The_Capricorn Updated Mar 15, 2013

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    If you are on the road, you have to stop once on a traditional market where the surrounded villagers are offering their fruits, field crops, colorful fabrics, useful kitchen ware, live animals and much more.

    We stopped at such a market at Kankalaba, as we had to buy fresh fruits for our hight-noon picnic.

    It is always very exciting to see the colorful dressed women, the buzz of activities but also the homy be around of the vendors with their neighbors or friends of other villages.

    Of course, every market stand likes to sell something to you - not pushy - but with a lovable gesture and in an unknown language - a great experience

    Women from the villages are offering their goods Drifting till a potential customer shows up Custom-made tailoring at the spot Tasty cook-shop for aficionadas Resting for a while in the shade
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    by The_Capricorn Updated Mar 15, 2013

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    Tourni is a small village of the Senoufo. From the outside it looks like sleepy. But coming closer, a 10 hands full of children flow out from everywhere. We took than the opportunity to see the village closer. The villagers were all very nice and friendly to us. But before we entered the village, we had to meet with the chief first such as custom demands. Such an audience is always carried out according to strict rules. First, you sit quietly and wait till he does the first word, greeting us asking for the reason for our visit, than we were asked to introduced ourselves. Thanks to our guide Lateef, he translated it excellent. After this kind of rite we could enter the village and strolled around freely - an entourage of children were always in allegiance - not flashy, but very little gifts are always welcome.

    Close-by is a dam feeding hydroelectric power station, which provides electric energy of 500kW for Banfora

    It was a great opportunity to experience a typical Senoufo village life. At the end the women served traditional millet beer out of a Calabash bowl

    Friendly reception by the kids of the village Practice makes perfect - even by the kid Drying of the mud brikes Cutlery production Audience with the chief
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