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Top 5 reasons you should visit Benin City soon

Top 5 reasons you should visit Benin City soon

Benin City is the capital of Edo State in the South-Southern part of Nigeria. The place can be sometimes messy, stressful, and chaotic. But its food, scene, and art are the reasons why you will love the city. Regarded as one of the most ancient cities in the country, Benin is known for its cultural heritage and the unique lifestyle of the people.

You may be planning how you wish to spend your next vacation. In that case, we are bringing you reasons why you should visit this ancient city to have an experience of culture, beauty, and special delicacy

1. Unique arts and culture

As we mentioned earlier, Benin is one of the most ancient cities in Nigeria. From its rich culture, history, culture, arts, and festivals, you will have reasons to love these people. Typical Benin attire is a display of how rich their culture is, with the women adorning themselves with beads which make them very beautiful. 

Among their festivals is the Igue festival which is also an avenue for the Benin people to display their rich tradition and culture. It is held towards the end of every year and it is an event that any lover of great culture would not want to miss.

2. Lifestyle

Lifestyle in Benin is something that of interest to any visitor because they sure know how to have fun when they want to. There are bars, restaurants, and relaxation centers where you can take a break and have fun after a hectic day.

It is almost impossible to get bored in the city because there are always activities in the city. Birthday parties, weddings, and even burial ceremonies are some of the activities you can engage in as you don’t need an invitation card to attend and it also provides an avenue for you to understand more about the way of their lives.

3. Rich Delicacies

Food is one thing that is essential when you want to visit a place, especially if it is for the first time and the people of Benin are not lacking in this area.  The ingredients on each food recipe ensure that each meal is mouth-watering and has good taste.

There are good places in the city where you can have a good meal at an affordable price. They will even treat you better when they know you are a visitor.

4. Tourist attractions

Another reason why you should visit Benin City soon is that the city is home to many sites of interest. You can start your site-seeing from the palace of the Oba, the Igun-Eronmwon Quarters, and the Benin moat. 

When you visit the city, ensure you visit at least one of these places. This will enable you to learn more about their culture and also help you appreciate the diversity of Nigerian cultures. 

5. Low Cost of Living

Unlike big cities like Abuja, Port Harcourt, and Lagos, the standard of living in Benin City is low. From transportation, food, accommodation, education, and clothes, they are cheap in Benin compared to these other cities.

With just N300 you can get a plate of a good meal. You can have a very good time in the city without leaving a gaping hole in your pocket.

6. Close to other countries

One funny reason you may want to visit Benin is that it is close to some countries. It starts as a starting point for you if you wish to explore some West African countries. 

Benin City is very close to Seme which is a town between Nigeria and Benin Republic. You can use as low as N1,000 to get to Seme.  From there, you can also go to other countries like Togo to explore a bit of Lome, the country’s capital, or even go further to Ghana.

When next you plan for a vacation, visit, or holiday, make sure you visit this ancient city to experience another culture and environment.

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