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I'm Margaret, a female traveller from Nigeria, and welcome to my personal blog , TheAjalaBug.com.

Here, I document my adventures in travel and life experiences generally. Hope you get inspired!

Tourist attractions in Enugu State (3/4)

Tourist attractions in Enugu State (3/4)

There are numerous tourist attractions in Enugu State and I am yet to explore all of them. The state was created in 1991 from the Old Anambra state. The name Enugu connotes β€œOn top of the hill” as it is regarded as the oldest urban area in Igbo land. I just learnt that.

Hopefully, you have read the earlier articles on "Tourist attractions in Enugu State, else, see here and here. Below are additional places you might want to visit in Enugu, depending on your tourist preference.

1. Polo Park Mall

Polo Park Mall is recommended only because of the Ferris Wheels right in front. It must have been intentionally constructed there to attract tourists. It also has the usual mall set up. Food courts, supermarkets and various shopping outlets.

 Polo Park Mall Enugu

Polo Park Mall Enugu

2. Enugu Museum

The Enugu Museum is also called National Unity Museum. It was established after the civil war to preserve the tradition and foster unity. The museum houses various relics from the post colonial era and several military defence artefacts from the Biafra War can be found at the museum. I learnt so much about the masquerades and the belief of the Igbos. 

You get to see how colourful events are celebrated, represented by the masquerades which serves to honour the ancestral spirits. I learnt of Ojionu which is the water spirit masquerade, the Enyi Mmanwu- Elephant, Mmanwu Ube- Tortoise, Mmanwu Ugo-Eagle and the Ijele; the latter is the one that is most outstanding. The Ijele is the King of these masquerades. Undoubtedly one of the best museums in Nigeria.

 National Museum of Unity Enugu

National Museum of Unity Enugu

 National Museum of Unity Enugu

National Museum of Unity Enugu

As you would expect no pictures allowed inside.

 National Museum of Unity Enugu

National Museum of Unity Enugu

3. The 'supposed' zoo

In search of a zoo, I landed here. Apparently this used to be the zoo till an individual bought it and turned it into a fantastic estate. Worthy to note is that all the streets in the estate are named after animals. Good thing the zoo is still sort of represented. Init!. Nigeria we hail thee...

 Zoo Estate Enugu

Zoo Estate Enugu

4. Michael Okpara Square | Independent Square

Good to see if you are passing by. Heard it's turned to something else. All hail Nigeria.

 Independent Square

Independent Square

5. Milken hills

From the top of milken hills, you can get a panoramic view of Enugu metropolis, especially at dawn and dusk. The hill was named after one of the earliest colonial administrator in Enugu. The first road into Enugu city winds through the foot of the hill bounded by a deep gully. Underneath the hills are relics of coal mines and its beautiful tunnels.  The hills are good for mountaineering but no, I didn't hike. I took a drive up the hills and captured a view of the city.

 Milken hills

Milken hills

 Military Service Nigeria

Military Service Nigeria

The end!. Be kind to one another and don't carry the Nation on your head., literilly. LMAO!.

Thanks for reading always. Till next time, please share and we would love to hear from you in the comment section.

Best,

Margaret.

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Nike Lake Resort | Tourist attractions in Enugu State (4/4)

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