Bayelsa state located in the South-South region of Nigeria is a state with a riverine and estuarine setting with most of the communities completely surrounded by water.
The state is home to the Edumanom Forest Reserve, the last known site for Chimpanzees in the Niger Delta Region.
Tagged the glory of all lands, Bayelsa state is home to Oloibiri (the first oil well in Nigeria discovered in 1956) which marked the beginning of Nigeria’s economic base shift from agriculture to Oil and gas.
The oil-rich Bayelsa state is not only filled with oil wells but there are amazing cities that dot around this place.
Aside the rich culture, the people of Bayelsa are reputed to have beautiful landscapes, climate, lifestyle, arts, tourist attractions and some of the most delicious delicacies in the Niger Delta region.
Below are some interesting places in Bayelsa State.
1. Samson Siasia Sports Stadium
Samson Siasia Sports Stadium is a multi-use stadium located in the Yenagoa metropolis, Nigeria. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home stadium of both Ocean Boys FC and Bayelsa United.
The stadium has a capacity of 5,000 people. Before 2009, it was known as the Yenagoa Township Stadium.
2. Bayelsa Ferry Terminal
Situated in southwest of Amarata, Bayelsa Ferry Terminal is designed as a one-stop water transportation hub which will serve as a wheel for commerce and tourism.
The terminal was built with world class facilities such as a ferry terminal that are made of jetties, slipway, arrival and departure halls and so more.
It also has a shopping mall with over 5,000 shops and halls, hotel and resort, and support facilities such as fire station, petroleum product dispensing, and medical health centre.
3. Peace Park
Peace Park is located close to the government secretariat and seat of power.
It is a wide body of water that is specially made to facilitate tourism potentials; it is made to boost the economic needs of the oil-rich state.
It serves as an amusement park, and thousands of people visit the park for vacation and recreational purposes, and it has served the needs of everyone within the state by its strategic location at the heart of the state capital.
4. Yenagoa Ox-bow Lake
Yenagoa Ox-bow lake and its surrounding recreational parks is a deliberate effort of the Bayelsa State Government to develop the tourism potentials of the State.
It offers boat rides, swimming and relaxation. Also under construction in the vicinity of the lake is a modern galleria of theater arts and cinema as well as a 5-star hotel.
5. Okpoama Beach
Okpoama Beach is a natural sand beach at the bank of the Atlantic Ocean where a yearly Christmas fiesta takes place. Its shores are washed clean and pure by the gentle rolling waves.
This place is one of the places you wouldn't like to miss when you visit the State.
6. The Agricultural Palm Beach
The Agricultural Palm Beach is in Ekeremor Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.
The Palm Beach is reputed for being a long stretch of tides which intermittently flush on the shores and suitable for surfing and many other tourist activities.
7. The Odi Holiday Resort in Kolo Kuma/Opokuma Local Government Area.
8. The Ossiama Fish Lake in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area.
9. The Koluama holiday resort in southern Ijaw Local Government Area.
10. The Isaac Adaka Boro Monument at Kaiama in Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area.
11. The Marble Monument of late Chief Christopher Iwowari in Nembe Local Government Area.
12. Statue of late King Ockiya Mausoleum at Ogbolomabiriin Nembe Local Government Area.
13. The Ancient Nembe War Canoe Regatta in Nembe Local Government Area.
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