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Parakou



Parakou is one of the most assorted cities of the country of Benin. The city of Parakou is the largest city of northern Benin. Borgou Department is having the city of Parakou as the capital. Tour to Parakou can be very interesting for the tourists as they can see an outstanding mixture of the varied ethnicities of Benin like Dendi, Bariba, Fon, Somba Mina, Gun, Tuareg and many more.

The tourists to Parakou can enjoy the lip smacking delicacies that are prepared by the varied ethnic people of the city. There are a number of attractions at Parakou. Trip to Parakou would expose the visitors to the valued culture and heritage of the country of Benin and all the parts of Benin.

The places of interests at Parakou include:
  • Musee de Plein Air: This is a museum elated with the Bariba and houses the interesting history of Peulh. The visitors to Parakou are advised to have a guided tour to the museum.
  • Centre Culturel Francais: This sis French cultural center and the tourists can get to see presentations and sometimes movies. Le Palais KOBURU du Roi Akpaki Dagbara de Parakou: This is the house of the local king of Bariba.
  • Centre Songhai: The tourists who have interest in agriculture and ecology can visit Centre Songhai which is an organic farm and offers a variety of vegetarian products for sale.
The best time to visit the city is in the months of December to February. Many of the good hotels are there in Parakou so accommodation is not a problem with the tourists. Hosts of restaurants with delicious cuisines are there to satisfy the culinary tastes of the visitors.





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