Benin City, Nigeria – Places to See and Visit

Benin is the capital of Edo state which is situated in Southern part of Nigeria. This city is known for its rich cultural heritage, great rulers, and political significance. It is one of the best places to visit in Nigeria and that’s why it is also one of the most visited places here. If you are thinking or planning to visit the Benin City, Nigeria can be many and you may get short of time. You must plan your trip accordingly so that you can visit as many places as possible.

Royal Palace of the Oba

This is one royal house in Africa which has a very long history. Built almost 8 centuries ago the Royal Palace of Oba has been a sacred place for the Benin people. It has been declared as a UNESCO heritage site and stands as an architectural marvel which keeps the visitors awestruck. One of the most significant things about the Royal Palace of Oba are the rules of the palace which are to be followed by anyone coming here without exception. It is so clean inside, not any cockroaches in sight.This has kept the tradition and value of this place intact. If you are thinking of visiting Benin then this palace should be at the top of your list.

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Benin National Museum

Benin National Museum is a place which houses many treasures from the history of the old Benin Kingdom. This national museum not only has cultural significance but it also very important if you are trying to understand the development, life, and traditions of the old Benin Kingdom.

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Ankara Capital City of Turkey

In many cases when you are growing up and learning your cities and states the first couple things you learn, the capital of the each state. Never has anyone known of a place where there has been a debate as to where the capital of a specific state or country is. For the past few hundred years, Turkey has been through great debates as to where their capital city is. Is it Ankara or Istanbul?

Why the debate?

So, how did all this transpire, for us to understand how or even why for that matter, we have to take a small history lesson. Are you ready? Here we go. Now, Istanbul was at a time the capital of Turkey. But, that was only until Ankara, establish the Republic of Turkey and that did not happen until 1923 along with the fall of Constantinople and the Ottoman Empire. Are you still with me? Great! This debate has a little bit more depth and that comes with a name you may or may not have heard, Kemal.

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