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Koutammakou, Kara

#1 of 7 in Historic Sites in Togo
Must see · World heritage site · Historic Site · Tourist Spot
Designated as a World Heritage Site, Koutammakou features traditional takientas--the mud tower-houses considered the national symbol. Set amidst grassy hills, the 50,000 hectare (123,500 acre) cultural landscape reflects the nation's social structure as well as its relationship with the natural environment. As you explore the compound, notice how most of the houses with either flat or conical thatched roofs feature a spherical form set on a cylindrical base. Besides examining the takientas, you can also visit the nearby ceremonial spaces, sacred rocks, initiation sites, and springs. Plan your Koutammakou visit and explore what else you can see and do in Kara using our Kara trip builder tool.
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  • We went to Kara for the weekend and decided to do a day trip to Koutammakou. We got a taxi that we paid 30 000CFA roundtrip. When we got to the site, we had to pay 1500CFA each and 10 000CFA for the.....  more »
  • took the minibus up to Kande stayed the night there, negotiated a motorbike taxi for the touristy stuff, they will find you the moment you arrive to town, little cowboys, so here is their scam …your....  more »

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