The Ruins of Loropeni, Burkina Faso

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Discover the history of Burkina Faso by visiting The Ruins of Loropeni, a World Heritage Site featuring the remains of a castle dating back to the 11th century. Take a trip back in time by walking around the site, and discover large defensive outer walls, as well as the remains that show the power and wealth brought by the trans-Saharan gold trade. To visit The Ruins of Loropeni on your holiday in Ouagadougou, and find out what else Ouagadougou has to offer, use our Ouagadougou attractions planning tool .
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  • The ruins of Loropéni, an ancient fortress, are classified in the world heritage of UNESCO. Composed of rubble of laterite, this fortress and its high walls impress again. We can also observe a lush vegetation that grows between walls. This witness of the past is to see to its eventful history (the fortress was repeatedly abandoned).
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  • Frankly I expected a little more. Inter alia in Burkina there are other sites that might well be put on the Unesco list. Still to be analyzed scientifically, currently looks difficult to read.
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  • We have visited this site on the recommendation of Adama Sawadogo (manadams5@yahoo.fr) and have not regretted it. It's a place interesting because of its heritage and rather unusual in the region. Our local guide explained perfectly well its history. Do
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