Laongo Sculpture Symposium, Ouagadougou

#3 of 9 in Parks in Burkina Faso
See a range of granite sculptures made in situ by various African artists at Laongo Sculpture Symposium, an open-air museum. Founded in 1989 by Burkinabe sculptor Siriki Ky, this granite park covers roughly 100 hectares (247 acres) and hosts an annual gathering of artists, who leave their impression onto the gray-pink rock. Carved faces, figures, turtles, and more lie scattered around the scantily wooded area amidst dry grass. Head to the small onsite restaurant for drinks and food. Start your trip to Ouagadougou by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.
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  • A picturesque place of large blocks of granite skilfully exploited by artists from all over Africa to express their know-how. It is also a good hiking route  more »
  • Laongo can easily be visited by private transport or by taxi as day trip from Ouaga. Especially ask if a guide is running, they know from the background of the images so much more to tell!
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  • Really interesting place, the guide know everything, every sculptures and stories about. It is worth come in and have informations. It is covering a large areas with artist from all over the world. If you pass near by you have to stop there.
  • Cool assortment of granite sculptures not far from Ouaga
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