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“Interesting, but quite a hike”

Laongo Sculpture Symposium
Ranked #2 of 12 things to do in Ouagadougou
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Arlington, Virginia
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52 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Interesting, but quite a hike”
Reviewed 11 October 2013

It was an interesting place to see, but it's quite a hike - probably a good hour drive from the city which is rather expensive in a taxi if you don't have your own car. That said, it's cheap once you get there (CFA 2,500 for foreigners) and quite interesting. One caution, however, is that tours are only offered in French.

Visited October 2013
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  • Dutch first
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  • Italian first
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English first
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Laongo Sculptures”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Interesting sculptures from international artists. A variety of subjects in a well-organized park. Worth a trip.

Visited August 2012
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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 reviews
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“A very good path among the sculptures”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

I really liked this path, and some of the sculptures were really beautiful and interesting. It is a very quiet place, in the nature. It is possible to go with children.

Visited August 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“A nice excursion outside Ouagadougou”
Reviewed 23 June 2013

This was an easy half-day trip from Ouagadougo -- about 45min each way plus whatever time you want to spend in the park, which we saw in an unhurried hour with a park guide. I thought the drive out an back was also well worth the trip -- some impressive and interesting scenery east of Ouagadougou. The park itself was well-kept and the guide was knowledgeable about each piece on the tour, most of which were carved in situ by visiting sculptors. We visited in the late afternoon, around 16h45, and the heat wasn't bad. Wear some sturdy walking shoes and bring water though.

Visited June 2013
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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Interesting”
Reviewed 30 May 2013

The guide was very knowledgeable about the stories behind the sculptures, and the sculptures themselves were very interesting. Lots of variety.

Visited February 2013
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