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10 Amazing Places in Bayelsa state you should visit

10 Amazing Places in Bayelsa state you should visit

 

 

 

 

 

Bayelsa state which is the ‘‘Glory of All Land” is located in the South-South oF Nigeria. Indigenes of Bayelsa state speak 30 different native languages with Ijaw(Izon),Nembe and Ogbia as the dominant languages.

Bayelsa state is the home of Oloibiri, the first oil well discovered in Nigeria in 1956.The Oil rich Bayelsa State is not only filled with oil wells, but there are Amazing Places in Bayelsa state you should visit whenever you are opportune to.

Aside from the rich culture, the people of Bayelsa are reputed to have beautiful landscape, lifestyle,art and Tourist attractions. We have listed out 10 Amazing Places in Bayelsa state you should visit.

1. Okpoama Beach

10 Amazing Places in Bayelsa state you should visit
Okpoama Beach

 

 

 

Okpoama Beach is a natural sand beach at the Bank of the Atlantic Ocean where yearly Christmas fiesta takes place, this year the Okpoama Beach was the talk of the town as top Artiste of the country such as Omah lay and Davido visited the beach to make the year a memorable one for indigenes.

This place is one of the places in Bayelsa state you wouldn’t like to miss out when you visit the state.

2. Ox-bow Lake

10 Amazing Places in Bayelsa state you should visit
Ox-bow Lake

 

Ox-bow lake is a recreational park in Bayelsa state to develop the tourism Potential of the state. It offers boat rides, relaxation and Swimming.

 

3. Peace Park

10 Amazing Places in Bayelsa state you should visit
Peace Park

 

Peace Park which is located close to the government secretariat and seat of power. It serves as an amusement park to most Bayelsans and thousands of people visit the park for recreational purposes and vacation.

4. Samson Siasia Sports Stadium

10 Amazing Places in Bayelsa state you should visit
Samson Siasia Sports Stadium

 

 

The Samson Siasia Sports Stadium which is also know as the Yenagoa Township stadium is located in the Yenagoa metropolis, Nigeria. The Samson Siasia Sports Stadium is currently used for football matches and it is the home stadium of Bayelsa United and Ocean Boys FC.

The stadium have a capacity of 5000 people.

 

5. Odi

10 Amazing Places in Bayelsa state you should visit
Odi

 

Odi city is one of the cities in Bayelsa that still hold on tight to their cultural heritage and one of the best place in Bayelsa state you should visit. This is evident in the Odi Ogari Ba Uge, is the biggest festival celebrated by the people of Odi, Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. Every year on July 27th, the community rolls out its drums for dances; its boats for regattas and showcases several pageants to spice the festivities. The festival is held to mark the victory over a mysterious buffalo (Ogori), which kept the community under a siege of attacks for five years. It was recorded that during this period no fewer than five persons were k!lled by the buffalo. A solution to the problem was sought by one of the indigenes, Chief Nengi Thomson Agedah, who reportedly went on a journey to get help from a certain Mallam of Tara.

6. Bayelsa Ferry Terminal

10 Amazing Places in Bayelsa state you should visit
Bayelsa Ferry Terminal

 

 

 

The Bayelsa Ferry Terminal is situated in southwest of Amarata. Bayelsa Ferry Terminal is designed as a one-stop water transportation hub which will serve as a wheel for commerce and tourism.

The terminal was built with world class facilities such as a ferry terminal that are made of jetties, slipway, arrival and departure halls and so more.

It also has a shopping mall with over 5,000 shops and halls, hotel and resort, and support facilities such as fire station, petroleum product dispensing, and medical health centre.

7. The Agricultural Palm Beach

10 Amazing Places in Bayelsa state you should visit
The Agricultural Palm Beach

 

The Agricultural Palm Beach is in Ekeremor Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.

The Palm Beach is reputed for being a long stretch of tides which intermittently flush on the shores and suitable for surfing and many other tourist activities.

8. The Isaac Adaka Boro Monument at Kaiama in Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area.

10 Amazing Places in Bayelsa state you should visit
The Isaac Adaka Boro Monument at Kaiama in Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area.

Bayelsans from all walks of life converged on the sleepy town in solidarity with the people of Kolokuma-Opokuma clan who rolled out the drums and red carpet to honour Major Issac Adaka Boro.

Though it is a widely held belief that the Ijaw do not know how to honour their own who have done well, the people of Kolokuma-Opokuma clan in the Bayelsa central senatorial district, who are predominantly into farming and fishing activities, abandoned their trade to show appreciation to a man they felt had done well not only to their clan  but also  the Niger Delta

9. Yenagoa

Yenagoa city, the state capital, is still an emerging one. It’s just a matter of time before it takes its place as a fully-grown capital. The state government is currently building a five-star hotel in the town. When the project and several others in the pipeline are completed, and the lovely beaches of Bayelsa are elevated to international standard, then the city will beckon to more local and international tourists. Although an expensive city, Yenagoa is the delight of tourists as they are treated to the exquisite food and drinks the city is known for.

10. Ogbia

Ogbia City has an area of 695 km² and a population of 179,926. The city is well known for its value to the present Nigerian state economy mainstay as well as the history. The Oloibiri oil museum where oil was first discovered in West Africa is a major attraction centre in the city of Ogbia. Fishing and farming are the major commercial activities of the residents of this city. Ogbia is the birthplace of Former Nigerian president Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10 Amazing Places in Bayelsa you should visit

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