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Famous Voodoo Landmark

Worth the visit if you’re interested in voodoo. The guide will explain some of the beliefs and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Can't have snake fobia!

It's very interesting to understand the religion and beliefs of the land! Ouida is the spiritual... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sao Paulo, SP
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Face a la Basilique, Ouidah, Benin
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Worth the visit if you’re interested in voodoo. The guide will explain some of the beliefs and ceremonies associated with the temple. It is a small temple with not much character. You can also hold the pythons and pose for photos with them.

Thank Shift_Abdul_Ghani
Reviewed 1 week ago

the place is small and boring. other than holding the phyton, i dont see any needs to visit this places other than its relation to vodoo

Thank shah22 .
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's very interesting to understand the religion and beliefs of the land! Ouida is the spiritual capital of Benin and the countries around it (togo, nigeria and borkina faso). And you can (it's not obligatory) hold a snake around your neck.

Thank marcelopedott
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very worth a visit. It is not a circusact with animals but a century old religious happening. It's told that at night the snakes leave the shed where they are to look for food. In contrair what the guide told I remain thinking it's a...More

Thank montemolar
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

I love adventure and love to try new things. Do you? Would you take photos with a royal python around your neck? it's your call... :)

Thank Gazie D
Reviewed 2 July 2018

Sada and I visited the temple together with colleagues on a training visit and were impressed. Tour guides present on site have great knowledge of the religion and culture surrounding the worship. It's a cultural visit on a different level and a must for anyone...More

1  Thank JGadzirai
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

This trip took my tourists to ancient Africa in a very conservative historical town. In this place, what is required is a good heart and you have nothing to fear as you enter the pythons pit or carry them around your neck. The history is...More

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Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Here is the Temple where Pythons are being worshipped. There are so many Pythons in the Temple with their history

Thank oyetolatiffy
Reviewed 9 May 2018

We visited with a guide and were able to go into the temple where many, many pythons were sleeping. It's a very small temple and there isn't a lot to do except see the pythons. We were able to handle them and learned that they...More

Thank tenthlisten
Reviewed 23 April 2018

Visited this place and learned that people are still involved in praising pythons. They believe in ancestors customs

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Response from JGadzirai | Reviewed this property |
Entrance fee is 2,000CFAs. You are allowed to bring in cameras and take photos and video recordings. Enjoy!