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Ibadan Sights and Landmarks Guide, Nigeria

The city of Ibadan is the largest in terms of geographical area and third largest in terms of population when compared to all the cities of Nigeria. Located in the south western region of Nigeria, the city of Ibadan is also the capital city for the Oyo State of Nigeria. The foundation for the city of Ibadan was laid by Lagelu. He named this place Eba Odan. Another theory claims that the city of Ibadan was an Egba town during the historical years. Due to some wars, inhabitants of those days had to leave the land but they came back after some years and slowly the city of Ibadan grew to become one of the most important cities of Nigeria.

Bower Memorial Tower of Ibadan is the highest monument present in this city of Ibadan. This tower can be seen from any point in the city and this is enough to explain the huge height of Ibadan.

The Oke Aàre (also famous by the tag of Aare's Hill) is situated on the west of Bower Memorial Tower thus providing an awesome scenic beauty for the tourists who visit this tower. The tower is famous for its unique architecture and of course the height of the tower.

The Zoological Garden for any city has always been an important tourist hot spot for any city and this is the case with the city of Ibadan. The zoological garden of Ibadan City is located in the campus of Ibadan University and is an important center regularly visited by many tourists. Similarly the botanical garden situated somewhere in Agodi is another tourist hot spot.

The Museum of Ibadan is located Within the Institute of African Studies, which is famous for its historical collection of manuscripts. Many bronze carvings and huge statues are another reason why the Museum of Ibadan is so many amongst the history loving tourists.

Book lovers can head towards various libraries which have been attracting locals and tourists for last many years. The city of Ibadan is also the center for television station of Africa and many tourists have been found to visit this center since years. Another important center for tourists to visit in the city of Ibadan is Dugbe Market.

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