Uyo is a city and the state capital of Akwa Ibom, a state located in the coastal southern part of the Nigeria. According to the 2006 Nigerian Census, Uyo has about 500,000 inhabitants.. Uyo prides itself as one of the cleanest state capital in Nigeria and has a lot to offer visitors coming into the city.
Below are some of the places to visit and things to see in Uyo
Visit Ibom Hotel & Golf Resort
Ibom Hotel & Golf Resort is said to be the pride of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. Situated amidst rich palm forest vegetation, this magnificent hotel on 174 hectares of land connotes peace and serenity complemented by its original atmosphere. The lush greens of the world-class 18-hole golf course, creates the right atmosphere, for the most challenging, memorable golfing experience.
See Aka Road IBB junction.
While driving around the city of Uyo, you will come across a well-arranged and smooth roads, unlike many top cities in Nigeria. The experience of driving will be so enjoyable, not because of the smooth roads but also because of the beautiful scenery you will be observing.
Visit the National Museum of Colonial History
The National Museum of Colonial History is located at Wellington Bassey way, Uyo, Akwa Ibom. It was established in 1989. The museum is rich in ethnographic, history of state creation and collected items. The place also boasts of facilities like a museum kitchen complex, library, museum shop and museum education centre. You will find various collections of cultural items, artifacts, relics, carvings and valuable antiques.
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Eat Dog Meat
Akwa-Ibom is known for their love for dog meat, perhaps this is one of the things you will love to try out when you visit. Try throwing caution.
Visit The Unity Park Uyo
Uyo Indigenous and residents refer to it as Cenotaph, this is because it honors fallen heroes and also serve as a public park. The park is located at Udo Udoma Avenue, beside Akwa Ibom state house of assembly complex, Uyo, Akwa-Ibom state. The best day to visit this park is on Saturday, that is if you want to participate in any of the activities.
Visit Godswill Akpabio International Stadium
The Godswill Akpabio International Stadium (formerly Akwa Ibom International Stadium) is an all-seater national sports stadium located in Uyo. The stadium serves for various social, cultural, and religious events. The contract for the construction of the Akwa Ibom International Stadium complex and Games Village was awarded in 2012 to Julius Berger and was completed in 2014. It contains 30,000 seaters..
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