Temple des Pythons, Ouidah

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Drape a sleepy sacred python around your neck and pay extra for a photo opportunity at Temple des Pythons, a shrine for the worship of royal pythons. Housing dozens of these sacred snakes, the temple is maintained by priests of Dangbé, the serpent deity. A guide explains the voodoo ceremonies associated with the shrine, where today you can see Dangbé's ancestors fed regularly, as well as yard for the ceremonial sacrifice of chickens and goats. Look for the ancient tree within the grounds, believed to be 700 years old, and inspect the colorful statues. Use our Ouidah road trip planner to arrange your visit to Temple des Pythons and other attractions in Ouidah.
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  • Quick tour with a guide who provides explanations on the voodoo rites. I clearly find this average level of explanations. If we're superstitious or practicing Voodoo, we can make an offering to a sacred tree. We have the opportunity to have a small python around his neck, and take pictures (if we paid the extra photo;) 3000F CFA we can also see the entry of a small closed space or there are several python and taking pictures. The visit ends with a mini market and a guide who negotiates a tip.
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  • Worth the visit if you’re interested in voodoo. The guide will explain some of the beliefs and ceremonies associated with the temple. It is a small temple with not much character. You can also hold th...  more »
  • the place is small and boring. other than holding the phyton, i dont see any needs to visit this places other than its relation to vodoo  more »
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  • Nice place to visit. Good guides 3000cfa for all...
  • Super cool
  • A h Place of history
  • Coool
  • Life snakes everywhere
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