Laongo Sculpture Symposium, Ouagadougou

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#3 of 9 in Parks in Burkina Faso
See a range of granite sculptures made in situ by various African artists at Laongo Sculpture Symposium, an open-air museum. Founded in 1989 by Burkinabe sculptor Siriki Ky, this granite park covers roughly 100 hectares (247 acres) and hosts an annual gathering of artists, who leave their impression onto the gray-pink rock. Carved faces, figures, turtles, and more lie scattered around the scantily wooded area amidst dry grass. Head to the small onsite restaurant for drinks and food. Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Ouagadougou fast, fun, and easy.
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  • Laongo sculpture park is not far from Ouagadougou. The entrance free is 2500 CFA. I strongly recommend to ask Frederick to be a guide, if he works there. First of all, his English is very good, he is....  more »
  • A picturesque place of large blocks of granite skilfully exploited by artists from all over Africa to express their know-how. It is also a good hiking route  more »
  • Amazing sculptures done in granite stone that is still set in the ground. Artists come from a variety of West African countries, also North Africa, and Europe. Most interesting when you have a guide.....  more »

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