"The Door of Africa" Top 5 Page for this destination Abidjan by traveloturc
Abidjan Travel Guide: 76 reviews and 129 photos
Abidjan is the biggest city and ex-capital of Côte d'Ivoire.(Ivory Cost) It stands in Ébrié Lagoon on several converging peninsulas and islands, connected by bridges. The population is estimated 4 to 5 million .This the city of contrasts. On one hand its very poor and on the other hand Cocody looks like any other city of Europe.The city grew after the construction of a new docks in the port in 1931 and its designation as the capital of the then French colony in 1933. The completion of the Vridi Canal in 1951 enabled it to become an important sea port. In 1983. I was here before the civil war in 2002 and I think that the port is the “door of africa”.This is a oil producer country and I don’t know the reasons of the unstability ))))
This are some examples about the souvenirs that you can buy.
Ivory cost has very interesting folkloric dances and if you can find any possibility dont miss it .
if you are curious about the weather conditions now:
WEATHER IN THE CITY NOW !!
- Pros:A paradise in africa
- Cons:difficult life
- In a nutshell:The Paris of Africa
Local people use to go to the markets in Treichville in order to buy fresh fruits vegetables even the hot peppers more travel advice
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