Wonders of Cote d’Ivoire
This extensive country most certainly has many more interesting landmarks than listed here.
The most amazing wonders of Cote d’Ivoire are several very interesting mosques in Sudano-Sahelian style, the largest church building in the world and the rich natural heritage.
Map with the described wonders
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Top 14 wonders of Cote d’Ivoire
Interesting rock formations such as natural standing stones etc. Local people have given names to stones, here are found remnants of Neolithic and later settlements. Site contains prehistoric rock art.
Boundiali volcanic plug
Enormous, dark grey volcanic plugs that rise several hundred meters over the town of Boundiali.
La Dent de Man
Enormous hoodoo, rising tall above the nearby town of Man. Some local societies consider this to be a sacred place.
Dix-Huit Montagnes, also in Guinea and Liberia
Up to 1,752 m high chain of mountains with a high number of endemic species of plants and animals, such as Nimba otter shrew (Micropotamogale lamottei), Western Nimba toad (Nimbaphrynoides occidentalis) – viviparous toad. The summit of the mountain is covered with grassland but slopes – with tropical forest. Here lives also a group of chimpanzees capable to use stones as tools. Mountain for the most part consists of high-grade iron ore.
The largest church in the world, one of the newest basilicas, constructed in 1989, 158 meters high.
Former French colonial capital, once an important seaport. A typical colonial city of the late 19th – early 20th century. For the most part, abandoned – thus the ornate colonial buildings have been preserved without much change.
The oldest mosque in the country, estimated to be approximately 1,000 years old. It has been built in Malinke style.
A beautiful mosque, built in 1655 and repaired once every 10 years by the same family throughout the centuries.
Two mosques – all that remains of the group of mosques built in Kong in the 17th – 18th centuries. The smallest mosque is the oldest one, it is not used anymore. The largest was rebuilt in the early 20th century and now is in use.
An interesting mosque, built in Sudano-Sahelian style in the 17th century.
Small, beautiful mosque that was built in the 18th century.
Comparatively new mosque that is covered with tiles, constructed in 1943. Five towers.
Small mosque, built in the 17th century.
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