The experience of going to different tourist sites will always be a refreshing one. There are various benefits of visiting tourist sites. You get to relax, you also get exposed to new things, history, and facts. If you go with a travel group, you will be privileged to bond with your mates and establish new relationships.
Nigeria is blessed with various tourist sites across the nation. Keep reading to know more about some tourist destinations in the South-West of the nation.
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1. Erin-Ijesha Waterfalls. Located in Osun State, this is a major tourist site for thousands of people yearly. The Erin-Ijesha Waterfall is also popularly known as the "Olumirin" waterfalls. The fall has about seven levels, creating impressive and fascinating scenery for every visitor. Make a plan to visit Olumirin waterfalls with your friends. Get ready to experience and connect with nature.
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2. Olumo Rock. This is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Nigeria. Situated in the ancient city of Abeokuta, Ogun State; Olumo Rock has a height of 137 above sea level. The ancient rock served as a place of refuge for the Egba people during a time of war. Olumo rock serves as a great relic of the Yoruba culture. The complex today boasts of a water fountain, a mini-museum, a gift shop, and an elevator. Close by is a market where you can buy Adire fabrics.
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3. Idanre Hill. Popularly known for its landscape, the Idanre Hill is located in Idanre Town, Ondo State. The Idanre Hill was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List in 2007 in the Cultural category. This shows how renowned this natural wonder is. If you are adventurous and love to hike, you will thoroughly enjoy this tourist site. Idanre Hill has 682 steps before you get to the top. There are also some attractions like the Orosun Hill, Arun river, the King's Palace, and others. Idanre Hill is best experienced with a group of friends. It is also advisable to go with drinking water as the hike could leave you thirsty.
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Do you agree that Nigeria is indeed blessed with rich, cultural heritage? Which of these tourist sites do you plan to visit? Tell me in the comments below.
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