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Welcome to Benin City, Edo State
The ancient city of Benin is a culturally rich city with a proud heritage and a people that are warm, welcoming and friendly. Benin People all over Nigeria are known for their sense of humour and their jocular nature. Benin City is popular for many things include the proliferation of bars, restaurants and lounges as well as hotels; its rich historical background; the Oba of Benin and the extent of his power and rule among traditional monarchs in Nigeria; The University of Benin; The Benin City Museum; and the famous bronze works on Igun Street. The view of young boys in the community playing soccer and merrily hoping around you and smells of various households' food escaping into the street, a visit to homely Benin City can truly be enthralling. Beyond all of that, the city of Benin is one with a deeply appreciable history dating back many centuries. Home to well over a million people, Benin is by all means a bustling city.
Hotels in Benin City
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Tourist Attractions in Benin City
Even if all you have to spare is a day or two, you can should make the most of your visit to the beautiful city called Benin City. If you tend towards being a culturally inclined traveller, you’re in for a swell experience in Benin City, so brace up and begin your Benin city experience. No need to wait; dive head-first into the adventure with a visit to the Benin National Museum, where you get to examine ancient artifacts dating as far back as the 15th century.
With all that knowledge, then begin on your way to the Palace of the Oba, the traditional ruler of Benin at Ring Road which is exactly at the heart of the city. Break out from the sun in a pool in one of the numerous hotels in Benin City Nigeria with standard facilities, ready to treat you to a time of your life. Any hotel in Benin City is a representation of the history of the city. After which you should take advantage of the developed transport system in the city and head out to either of the acclaimed Blue Edge Night Club or Hexagon on Golf Course Road in Oredo at sundown.
Other major districts in Benin City are Egor, Ikpoba Okha and places of interest would include the federal-run University of Benin, state-owned Ambrose Alli University, Ogbe stadium, the Okomu National Park and Ologbo Game Reserve a few miles west off the city. Running along the side of the Reserve is the powerful Benin River, which if you’re brave enough to follow its course leads straight into the Atlantic Ocean.
Getting Around In Benin City
Getting around Benin City is simple. The city boasts a developed road system that serves residents well. A Benin-City By-Pass forms a literal half-circle covering most of the city. Add that to a network of inner roads, and it’s pretty easy to get anywhere you want. To move around within the city, you have the option of boarding a motorcycle, a tricycle (popularly called Keke Napep) which you may be have to share a ride with a couple of other passengers, a shared cab or a shared mini-bus, if closeness with the community is what you’re looking for.
Traveller Tips & Where to go shopping in Benin City
The best precaution for safety for a foreigner in Benin City is to be in-doors from 10pm. You can always find a variety of things to shop at Phil Hallmark Shopping Plaza,
Ring Road on your way out from the Oba’s Palace or at Grandhill Shopping Mall on Central Road in GRA. Carry cash (currency: Naira) for intended purchases. Some stores accept debit cards in any currency. History, food, hotels, nature, animal life, people, smiles, wherever you visit in Benin, a fantastic experience awaits you here!