Wonders of Togo
This small Western African country has very interesting traditional architecture with round mud houses and granaries. The best examples are found in Koutammakou cultural region.
Map with the described wonders
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Top 11 wonders of Togo
Some 100 m tall waterfall.
Akloa Falls (Aklowa, Badou Falls)
35 m tall waterfall.
Sogou cave art
73 groups of cave paintings – symbols, animal figures, riders.
Namoudjoga cave art
Rock formation that is similar to mushroom. It is adorned with four groups of rock paintings – animals, people, geometric symbols.
Group of caves with 134 old granaries built from mud, straw, and stones. Granaries are up to 2.5 m tall and were constructed in the 17th – 19th century.
Group of caves with 70 old granaries from the 17th – 19th centuries built from mud, straw, and stones. Caves have formed in the beautiful Bombouaka cliffs and in earlier times served as shelters. In earlier times here were found many interesting artifacts.
Koutammakou cultural landscape
Land of Batammariba people with unusual traditional architecture. Batammariba people build round mudhouses – towers (takienta) that often have two floors. Interesting are granaries that have rounded mud roofs. The whole cultural landscape with sacred places, traditional agriculture, and other features has been preserved up to this day.
Group of caves with 113 old (the 17th – 19th century) granaries built from mud, straw and stones.
Historical house of a slave trader. It was built shortly after 1835. In the cellars of this house were kept thousands of captives. Today this place serves as a reminder of these terrible times.
Narrow road cut through the cliff. It is just enough wide to pass through lorries.
Replica of a medieval castle that was built in the middle of the 20th century.
My personal journey while living in Togo, West Africa.
Togo is obviously one of the smallest countries in Africa! Because of its unfamiliarity, Togo is an ideal destination for adventurous travelers. The coastline is peppered with a variety of attractions. Togo’s museums are another must for citizens and visitors alike, with some of the best collections of art and artifacts on the continent.