Home Bénin Culture MY VISIT TO THE DOOR OF NO RETURN IN OUIDAH, BENIN REPUBLIC

MY VISIT TO THE DOOR OF NO RETURN IN OUIDAH, BENIN REPUBLIC

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The Ouidah Monument

Did you know there’s a place called THE DOOR OF NO RETURN? well here’s a little back story.. Hi my name is Chukwuma Confidence ,my friends calls me Luchy. I’m a lifestyle and travel creator who enjoys curating little memories in her twenties, enough of the boring talks today you’re coming with me on a trip to Ouidah in Benin Republic.

Located in southwestern Benin a 40km trip from the city of Cotonou although it took me an hour thirty minutes on my visit in. Ouidah is one of the best destinations in Benin, it has historic tourist attractions such as THE DOOR OF NO RETURN, THE PYTHON TEMPLE, THE CATHEDRAL OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION which is opposite the python temple , amazing right? and also THE ZINSOU FOUNDATION ART MUSEUM(one of the oldest building in the country). never forget the past .

The door of no return, Ouidah, Benin Republic.

This site is a powerful and historical place as this door was the last point of departure for enslaved citizens who were forced unto ships and taken across the sea away from their homelands. its a place filled with pain and sorrow as families were torn apart and their lives were changed forever. However this place also symbolizes the strength and the resilience of the people of Benin as their spirits and culture could never be taken away. This place also serves as a reminder to the indigenes that they must never forget the past so that they can create a better future.

As i stood in front of the door, i could only imagine the fear and anguish of those that passed through this door, must have been a horrible experience.

its not always easy to confront our history but by sharing this powerful story, i hope to honor those who came before us and always remember , WE MUST LEARN FROM OUR PAST TO BUILD A BETTER FUTURE. Thank you for joining me on todays experience and ill see you on my next one.

What do you think about this place? ill love to hear from you

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