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Situated in the Western Africa, Burkina Faso is known as one of the oldest settlements worldwide. As a return of its historical background, the country draws attention today by its ethnical diversity, traditions and various cultural events. Standing for the term “land of the honest men”, Burkina Faso promises an extremely exclusive holiday for its guests by its tribes preserving their traditions, crocodile lakes, safari spaces and zoos, as well as numerous natural and archeological marvels.
If you are also interested in exploring this country by its utterly distinctive sides, take a look at the flight tickets now to set your travel plan with the privileged opportunities offered by Turkish Airlines.
Flights to Burkina Faso with Turkish Airlines take off from Istanbul Airport (IST) and land at Ouagadougou Airport (OUA) in the capital within seven hours in average.
Burkina Faso draws interest all the time by the unique and diversified opportunities it offers for its guests. The country can be visited at all seasons thanks to its favorable weather which is warm and slightly rainy all year round. What is more, Burkina Faso gets credit also by its impressive festivals.
Art and folklore are two essential elements in the country’s culture. The southwestern part of the country is remarkable for its myths and legends; whereas the rest keeps the traditions alive by music, dance and art-based festivals. International Hip-Hop Culture Festival is a notable event taking place in the middle of October every year. Known also as Waga Hip-Hop, this festival ranks among the top significant organizations not only in Burkina Faso, but also in the entire Western Africa. Concerts and beat-box contests held all over the country especially in the capital Ouagadougou attract considerable number of tourists every year.
Jazz Festival in the capital Ouagadougou and Bobo city is an important organization hosting the worldwide famous jazz performers; those wishing to enjoy the music in an enthralling atmosphere should definitely attend this festival. Art and Mask Festival would be the rightest choice to get to know the country’s colorful culture better. Held biennially, the festival takes place to preserve and promote the exotic mask art of Burkina Faso tribes, offering a chance to know the tribe cultures closer. In addition, Ouagadougou Cinema and Television Fest, the largest film festival of Africa, is held with huge participation from many film makers and audiences all over the world. The festival which grants the great prize to the movie depicting the African continent in the best way gets full credit by the cinema lovers as well.
The capital and the largest city Ouagadougou should be your first stop in your visit to Burkina Faso. You may visit here the National Museum, regarded amongst the top popular attractions countrywide. Exhibiting many exotic pieces like masks, traditional costumes and accessories, the museum provides a great chance to witness the country’s cultural fabric, lifestyle and works of art. Another attractive museum in the city center is the National Museum of Music. Taking you to a pleasant travel in time between the musical instruments of 200 years, this adorable museum hosts many instruments in its collections, including but not limited to the aerophones, membranophones, idiophones and chordophones.
Moro-Naba Palace, another noteworthy artifact countrywide is also located in the capital Ouagadougou. Named after Moro Naba, the King of Mossi Empire, the palace serves today as a museum. Ouagadougou Church, on the other hand, is truly the moral icon of the capital. The church is extremely attractive by its red colored bricks and Romanesque architectural style. The most valuable moral artifact of the Muslim world in the region is the Great Mosque of Ouagadougou, bringing in a perfect silhouette to the city by its modern architectural style. It is possible to enjoy the panoramic view of the city from the mosque’s terrace as well.
Make sure to also visit the Ouagadougou Market, where you can see closer the daily life of locals, buy lovely souvenirs and try the tastes of local cuisine. This marketplace, which was in ruins after a big fire in 2003, was renewed and serves today as one of the favorite spots of the tourists offering almost everything you are looking for.
Burkina Faso is one of the oldest settlements in the world; the most striking evidence of its deep-rooted history is Pobe Mengao. Included in UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List, this site is beyond the time by its rock arts and mounds, as well as mass graves, millstones, and archaeological artifacts such as metal tools.
One of the main reasons behind the recently increasing popularity of the country is certainly its people deeply attached to their traditions. You may meet the Kassena people, the oldest ethnical group countrywide, who speak 63 different tribal languages in addition to French. Living in a village called Tiebele in the southwestern part of the country, these people reside in windowless houses decorated with colorful designs.
In addition to Tibele village, there are many other natural marvels you would like to see in the country. You may therefore consider the option of car rental to expand your route and move freely in these splendid lands. Thus, you may have a chance to see the glamorous falls on Komoe River close to Banfora city; visit Sindou Hills, a natural marvel by interesting rock formations in Sindou town; enjoy a safari tour in the globally known Pendjari National Park in southeastern part of the country.
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