Togo Quick Travel Guide
With a travel rating of 36%, Togo is the place from which many of the voodoo practices that most PlanetHoppers! associate with the Caribbean first originated. The best way to learn more about this ancient religion – yes, it's considered a religion - is to visit the Voodoo Shrines in capital of Togoville. Here you can see where the religion is formally practiced, which may convince you that it's not just a cult of "needles and dolls". While still staying with the theme of voodoo, take a trip to the Akodessewa Fetish Market in Lome City, which is considered to be the largest voodoo market in the entire world. Togo also has natural wonders aplenty in the form of Mount Klouto, which many consider the "Alps" of West Africa. A big tourist draw, on the road up the mountain, you'll pass through precious mahogany trees, picturesque waterfalls, see breathtaking views of the valley below, and butterflies as well! So, if you're looking for a love potion, charms or a hex doll - and a flavor of the Alps – Togo maybe just the ticket for you!
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Follow the origins of the voodoo religion with a visit to Togo's Voodoo Shrines, the traditional home of what is more commonly associated with the West Indies. Located in the town of Togoville, these shrines provide a stark cont....
|Coordinates:||8 00 N, 1 10 E|
|Main Languages:||French, Gbe languages (Ewe, Mina, Aja, Kabiyé, etc.)|
|Currency:||Communaute Financiere Africaine Francs (XOF)|
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- Location: Togo