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 Loropeni, and find out what else Loropeni has to offer, use our Loropeni.
The Ruins of Loropeni reviews
Not that much to see except some big stone walls in the middle of the Forrest, although a bit atmospheric and interesting history with a touch of mystery. Short visit is enough. more »
Our visit here was a bit of a disappointment. As BF's only World Heritage Site I expected more. The site itself is a collection of ruined walls (11th century-ish) of a fortified settlement built in..... more »
The ruins of Loropéni are located in the southwest of Burkina Faso, about 40 km west of the town of Gaoua. The site was once a walled city surrounded by a high wall of 6 meters of stone. There was a lot of archaeological work that was done before the history of the region is well known.
My first days, have the site on TV
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