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5 Must-see Destinations In Eastern Nigeria... by Ilaumoh(m): 6:41pm On Sep 20, 2020
The Eastern part of Nigeria holds some of West Africa’s finest ancient sites. Filled with history, some of the sites have become must-visits by tourists.

Ogbunike Caves
The Ogbunike Caves is a collection of caves situated in a valley with tropical rain forest behind the “Ogba” hills in Ogbunike, Anambra State, southeastern Nigeria. The caves which is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Eastern Nigeria is on the tentative list of the United Nations Educational, Scientific And Cultural Organisation’s World Heritage Site.

To reach the inner caves, you will climb 317 steps. As per tradition, visitors must remove their shoes before entering the caves. And women who are having their monthly cycle cannot go in. There is an annual festival called “Ime Ogbe” celebrated in commemoration of the discovery of the caves.

Igbo-Ukwu Museum
In Anambra state, Igbo-Ukwu is notable for three archaeological sites where excavations have found bronze artefacts from a highly sophisticated bronze metal-working culture dating perhaps to the ninth or tenth century, centuries before other known bronzes of the region.

The first of these sites is called Igbo Isaiah which was uncovered in 1938 by Isaiah Anozie, a local villager, who found the bronze works while digging beside his home. Formal excavations by the archaeologist Thurstan Shaw in 1959 at the request of the Nigerian government resulted in the discovery of two other sites, Igbo Richard and Igbo Jonah, containing the remains of an ancient culture.

Artefacts have included jewellery, ceramics, a corpse adorned in what appears to be regalia, and many assorted bronzes, copper, and iron objects. Some of these contain materials that are evidence of a long-distance trading system extending to Egypt. Radiocarbon dating placed the sites around the tenth century or earlier, which would make the Igbo-Ukwu culture the earliest-known example of bronze casting in the region. The craftsmen were working centuries before those who made the more well-known Ife bronzes.

Ibeno beach stretches 45km from Ibeno to James Town, Akwa Ibom. It is said to be the longest beach in West Africa.

Ibeno beach is a popular tourist attraction due to its serenity and security. It is rated high amongst the top soothing and clean beaches in the country. At the Ibeno, you can enjoy a stroll along the beach, play beach soccer, also have fun at water sports and boating.

Ibeno was the landing site for one of the most successful Christian missions in Nigeria – the Qua Iboe Christian mission from Scotland which arrived in the early 20th century.

National War Museum, Umuahia
Established in 1985, the National War Museum houses the largest memorabilia of the Nigerian Civil War which took place between 1967 and 1970.

The museum is located at Ebite Amafor in Isingwu Autonomous Community in the Umuahia North Local Government Area. The museum’s location was chosen because it was where the bunker housing the famous shortwave radio “the Voice of Biafra” was transmitted from. It has three galleries featuring items on the traditional warfare, armed forces and Nigerian civil war weapons. The weapons are from both the Nigerian military and defunct Biafra.

There are also outdoor displays of warships, military aircraft, armoured tanks, and “Ogbunigwe” (bombs produced locally by Biafra during the Nigerian Civil War).

Awhum Waterfall and Cave
Awhum Waterfall is located in Amaugwe village of Awhum town in Udi Local Government Area in Enugu, Nigeria. A result of a titanic outcrop of granite rock with water tumbling from the top to form a stream, the waterfall is beautiful at any time of the year.

A section of the waterfall is always warm through the season. According to the locals, the water is therapeutic. Awhum waterfall is 30 metres high and is located close to Awhum Monastery. It takes about 45 minutes’ walk from the parking spot to the fall, but it is worth the trek.

https://m.guardian.ng/life/5-must-see-destinations-in-eastern-nigeria/

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Re: 5 Must-see Destinations In Eastern Nigeria... by Osagyefo98: 6:43pm On Sep 20, 2020
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Re: 5 Must-see Destinations In Eastern Nigeria... by Ilaumoh(m): 7:02pm On Sep 20, 2020
Osagyefo98:
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Re: 5 Must-see Destinations In Eastern Nigeria... by Ilaumoh(m): 7:03pm On Sep 20, 2020
More... The cave of Awhum fall

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Re: 5 Must-see Destinations In Eastern Nigeria... by Enudapan: 7:03pm On Sep 20, 2020
Nna eh! No qualms

This is so sophisticated

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Re: 5 Must-see Destinations In Eastern Nigeria... by Amatarasha(f): 7:09pm On Sep 20, 2020
Awhum fall kwa? Op I hope u didn't edit dat ..

Helinues how does goddess pple behave, since u said I don't behave like one?

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Re: 5 Must-see Destinations In Eastern Nigeria... by Muna4real(f): 7:35pm On Sep 20, 2020
Kennyswag:
Nonsense

Because you don't have it in your region? tongue

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Re: 5 Must-see Destinations In Eastern Nigeria... by longetivity(m): 7:43pm On Sep 20, 2020
what kind of lie is this

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Re: 5 Must-see Destinations In Eastern Nigeria... by Ilaumoh(m): 8:00pm On Sep 20, 2020
Osagyefo98:



please I really appreciate your thread and it is wonderful but if you want to quote me call others mods aside mynd44.

I am a man of Integrity and will never compromise my Integrity.
Did he do anything I don't know off?
Re: 5 Must-see Destinations In Eastern Nigeria... by Ilaumoh(m): 8:05pm On Sep 20, 2020
longetivity:
what kind of lie is this
Lies
Re: 5 Must-see Destinations In Eastern Nigeria... by Kennyswag: 8:20am On Sep 21, 2020
Muna4real:


Because you don't have it in your region? tongue
getout of my sight..

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Re: 5 Must-see Destinations In Eastern Nigeria... by Muna4real(f): 10:10am On Sep 21, 2020
longetivity:
what kind of lie is this

It's very real

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Re: 5 Must-see Destinations In Eastern Nigeria... by Muna4real(f): 10:11am On Sep 21, 2020
Kennyswag:
getout of my sight..

Lol

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Re: 5 Must-see Destinations In Eastern Nigeria... by Nobody: 4:19pm On Sep 21, 2020
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Re: 5 Must-see Destinations In Eastern Nigeria... by Ilaumoh(m): 5:57pm On Sep 21, 2020
100Caliber:
That is your own opinion and everyone has theirs . i don't think you've been to most of these places you listed ,or maybe niot recently. Ibeno beach is extremely dirty with oil spills and other rubbish on the beaches . Ibeno beach is not one of the most beautiful beaches in Akwa ibom. In my opinion Eastern Obolo has more beautiful beach in akwa ibom. There's also two very beautiful beaches at Mbo axis with blue waters ,but it's far away from any village and no road leading there except by boat. maybe that's why the water is blue . I think Ibeno /Eket axis is popular in Akwa ibom because of the mobil that was situated there.


Those places you listed are not among top 10.

My list would include :
Idanre Hills ,
Obudu Mountains ,
Cross River national park (which includes mountains,hills and waterfalls),
Mambilla plateau , Taraba
Yankari National Park
Ogbunike Cavase ,Enugu
There are many other ,it's not possible to list only five .

I think have respected you enough.. Pls try an avoid my thread ok

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Re: 5 Must-see Destinations In Eastern Nigeria... by Ilaumoh(m): 6:43pm On Sep 21, 2020
35824L:
Photoshopped pictures to lure people to the gully erosion ravaged region for ritual killers to prey on.
Ok

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Re: 5 Must-see Destinations In Eastern Nigeria... by StaffofOrayan(m): 6:52pm On Sep 21, 2020
The sunrise and sunset here go mad gaaan

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Re: 5 Must-see Destinations In Eastern Nigeria... by Ilaumoh(m): 7:01pm On Sep 21, 2020
StaffofOrayan:
The sunrise and sunset here go mad gaaan
Lol
Re: 5 Must-see Destinations In Eastern Nigeria... by Nobody: 7:26pm On Sep 21, 2020
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Re: 5 Must-see Destinations In Eastern Nigeria... by Ilaumoh(m): 8:26pm On Sep 21, 2020
100Caliber:
Lol, cry me a river . Your butt is mine for spanking until you take corrections.
Are you sick in the head or what?

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Re: 5 Must-see Destinations In Eastern Nigeria... by proeast(m): 8:49pm On Sep 21, 2020
Nice one cool

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Re: 5 Must-see Destinations In Eastern Nigeria... by Nobody: 9:11pm On Sep 21, 2020
Wonderful sights!

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Re: 5 Must-see Destinations In Eastern Nigeria... by Ilaumoh(m): 6:41am On Sep 22, 2020
UdechiHD:
Wonderful sights!
Yeah bro...
Mynd44... FP
Re: 5 Must-see Destinations In Eastern Nigeria... by Nobody: 6:59pm On Sep 22, 2020
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Re: 5 Must-see Destinations In Eastern Nigeria... by Ilaumoh(m): 7:47pm On Sep 22, 2020
100Caliber:
Calabar beach and some beaches in akpabuyo local government are more beautiful and have more potential if developed , than dirty and oil spilled Ibeno beach. Ibeno beach is only popular because of mobil . when I visit akpabuyo i will take the pics and post them here , and you will see clean bluish water and clean sand. Ibeno beach will soon be disgraced and displaced. .
Senseles he goat, your body go soon tell you cheesy

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Re: 5 Must-see Destinations In Eastern Nigeria... by Otuegbe: 8:07pm On Sep 22, 2020
Muna4real:


It's very real
this waterfall looks so beautiful to behold

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