7 PLACES TO VISIT IN UYO AKWA IBOM
- LE MERIDIAN IBOM HOTEL AND RESORT
- NATIONAL MUSEUM OF COLONIAL HISTORY
- AKWA IBOM INTERNATIONAL STADIUM
- THE AMALGAMATION HOUSE
- IBOM TROPICANA ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE
- PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
- UNITY PARK
Of the many cool places to spend quality time in Nigeria, the city of Uyo is unarguably one of the most amazing leisure destinations in the country. With a lovely climate and an environment that boasts of a scintillating seaside and beautiful beach resorts, Uyo, the proud capital of Akwa-Ibom state, is a hot destination for people who want a lovely getaway experience.
Asides being the capital city of the oil-rich state, Uyo is famed to be one of the most organized cities in Nigeria. With so many beautiful sites to visit, rich culture, and a very vibrant social life, Uyo offers a wide range of activities to keep every kind of tourist busy, no matter your lifestyle.
Here, we have compiled a list of seven places you shouldn’t miss to visit in the beautiful city of Uyo!
LE MERIDIAN IBOM HOTEL AND RESORT
This five-star hotel and Golf Resort in Uyo is the largest in the country. Spanning over 135 hectares of rich palm vegetation, the resort is a delightful pleasure. It features a large outdoor swimming pool, a fitness center, a super comfortable sauna, and a soothing steam bath that won’t be easily forgotten. An exquisite restaurant and bar completes the touch of class while its 18-hole green golf course makes the resort a yardstick for comfort and elegance. Little wonder it is a favorite for foreign tourists. With a picture-worthy landscape and a welcoming environment, the Le Meridian Ibom Hotel provides a level of hospitality that would be unrivaled for a long time.
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF COLONIAL HISTORY
Who doesn’t love to go to a museum, especially when it has a serene waterfront garden just like the Museum of National history? Asides the beautiful garden which offers you a space to sit out and watch small boats drift along the creeks, the museum contains an educational center, a research library, and a museum shop. You will find relevant ethnographic items, including artifacts, relics, and antiquities related to the people of Akwa Ibom and Nigeria. If you would want to gain extensive knowledge of the history of Nigeria, especially during the colonial era, this is a place you should visit.
AKWA IBOM INTERNATIONAL STADIUM
Do you remember the stadium that broke the internet and was talked about for several months? This is it! Sitting proudly in the heart of Uyo, the champions nest houses a 3,000 seater main bowl, 400m standard tracks, media facilities, VIP areas, and even a helipad! Talk about meeting international standards. It is also one of the most maintained public spaces in the country, so you’re sure to get a good view when you visit the stadium. The Ibom International airport is home to extensive sporting activities, as well as a center for various social, cultural, and religious events. If you’re a sports enthusiast, visiting this stadium should be on your bucket list.
THE AMALGAMATION HOUSE
The Amalgamation house is a cottage which holds significant historical importance. It was where Lord Luggard proclaimed the amalgamation of the Northern and Southern protectorates in 1914. It is an ancient relic of the colonial era and served as the premier administrative headquarters of the state. A visit to this place will give you memories that’ll last you for a long time.
IBOM TROPICANA ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE
Never has there been a more ultra-modern entertainment center. Sporting a modern leisure and business resort, the center stuns every visitor. Being a picturesque environment, it is a safe haven for picture lovers as well as a hub for meeting new people and making friends! If you want to experience the bubbling nightlife of Uyo? Then this is the right place to start!
Frequently visited by tourists, the Presbyterian Church, Uyo was built by Mary Slessor, the missionary who is remembered for helping to stop the killing of twins. Today, the church stands as a museum, housing the tomb of Mary Slessor, which people come to see as well as learn about the life and history of Mary Slessor.
Also known as the cenotaph, the unity park is a public park, which is also a monument for fallen heroes. The site is a popular location in Uyo and attracts hundreds of nationals every year who come to commemorate the Armed forces Remembrance Day. The park is also used for other events like wedding receptions, sporting activities and of course, picnics! Several bars dotting the area make it a sure spot for experiencing the pleasant taste of grilled snails, dog meat, suya, palm wine, and other forms of delicious delicacies.
Conclusively, there’s no better way to have fun and relax away from your home than a vacation trip to the beautiful city of Uyo. So, the next time you’re thinking of a weekend or holiday vacation, think of visiting Uyo, the capital of Akwa Ibom State.
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