Take a glance on what Côte D’Ivoire could offer. This country is popularly known to be the Ivory Coast. Having three of the main attractions included in the UNESCO world heritage list, this makes the country an ideal place to visit. Take a turn in the coastal town of Grand-Bassam if you want to experience the cool breeze of the ocean and wanted to escape the busy streets of the city. Climbing the Mount Nienokoue, could be a great wilderness experience if you wish to have a memorable encounter with exotic animals. As you climb to the top, you could expect breathtaking views!
. The Republic of Cote d’Ivoire (previously known as the Ivory Coast) is a West African country that was once called the ‘teeth coast’ due to the trade in ivory. This West African country officially uses its French name, Côte d’Ivoire (pronounced kot dee-VWAHR).
. Cote d’Ivoire is the world’s largest exporter of cocoa, which is used to make chocolate. It is also one of the largest producers and exporters of coffee and palm oil.
. Cote d’Ivoire’s Tai National Park is an ancient forest and home to the pygmy hippopotamus. It is one of the last remaining areas of virgin rainforest in West Africa.
. Abidjan is the largest city in Cote d’Ivoire and serves as its economic capital. It is the third-largest French-speaking population in the world.
. You don’t have to be a skilled climber to reach the 396 meters high top of “Mount Nienokoue” of Cote d’Ivoire. You’ll only need a good physical condition to walk the rough terrain in front of the mountain. Mount Nienokoue is located in the Southern part of Tai National Park, which has been a World Heritage Site since 1982.
. Notre Dame de la Paix, Cote d’Ivoire. Colossal cathedral rose following Rome Saint Peter Basilica pattern. It has a capacity for 18.000 faithful and its interior shows African art and motives.
. Cote d’Ivoire’s Grand Bassam is now just a nostalgic relic of its heyday as capital of the French colony. You can find a lot of old colonial buildings most of them are run-down and decrepit but some of the finer buildings have been maintained as tourist attractions.
. The basilica of Our Lady of Peace in Yamoussoukro, the “other” capital of Cote d’Ivoire, is worth a visit. Guiness says it’s the largest Christian church in the world. While this is not universally accepted, it is quite large … and quite strange, sitting in the middle of the Cote d’Ivoire as it does.
Source: Facts King