Our last destination in Benin was the coastal town of Ouidah. During colonization this was a centre of slavery. Slaves were taken on the Route des Esclaves from the Place Chacha to the beachfront to be shipped away from the African continent. The memorial 'Door of No Return' on the beach reminds the people of this sad history. Nowadays the city plays an important role for voodoo religion having big celebrations on national Voodoo Day.
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Places in Benin