Are you tourist searching for places in Akwa Ibom State to visit ? if yes, the article will give you the most beautiful places to visit in Akwa Ibom State.
Akwa Ibom known as the land of promise is among the most beautiful state in Nigeria. Also, its Capital Uyo is one of the 3rd most beautiful city in Nigeria after Lagos and Abuja.
Here Are The Top 10 Most Beautiful Places In Akwa Ibom You Need To Visit.
1. Ibom Tropicana Entertainment Center, Uyo
The Ibom Tropicana entertainment centre is a top notch resort that was perfectly built for both business and leisure. Here you can check in to the 5-star hotel, shopping malls, dry and wet parks. Ibom Tropicana is just like the popular Disneyland and Sun City in South Africa. So as a tourist or business tycoon Ibom Tropicana is always ready to served your needs.
2. Ibom E-Library, Uyo
Do you have passion for reading? If yes Ibom e-Library is your destination. It was built by Godswill Akpabio and commissioned by Goodluck Jonathan. Ibom e-library is the first and biggest digital library in West Africa.
3. Akwa Ibom International Stadium, Uyo
The Akwa Ibom International Stadium is an all-seater national sports stadium with 30,000 seater located in Uyo, worth $96 million dollars. The contract for the construction was awarded in 2012 to Julius Berger and was completed in 2014. The stadium serves as a home to the Nigerian Super Eagles as well as a center for various social, cultural, and religious events. Indeed this stadium is a world-class, a true carbon copy of German football giants, Bayern Munich.
4. Akwa Ibom International Airport, Uyo
Akwa Ibom International Airport aka Ibom Air is one of the beautiful place to visit in Akwa Ibom State, the building project was established in 2009 and was accomplished during Governor Gods will Akpabio. The Ibom airport features an impressive N18bn terminal that is the first new-generation terminal in the country, comparable to London Heathrow’s newest Terminal 5.
5. Ibom Specialist Hospital, Uyo
If you are in the medical profession or field then this might just be your chance to see medical facilities that are commonly found in most Nigerian hospitals. The Ibom specialist hospital is a world class medical Mecca in Akwa Ibom state popularly referred to as “ISH”. It was established by the Senator Godswill Akpabio during his tenure as Akwa Ibom State Governor. It has 302 beds for patients, it was declared open in 2015. The hospital began operations with 150 expatriates mostly made up of Indians.
6. Bridge of No Return, Ikot Abasi
The bridge of no return is the major tourist destination in Akwa Ibom. The name “Bridge of No Return” was given by Ikot Abasi indigene. This is where the most stubborn slaves were kept before shipment for the purpose of weakening their resolve. This bridge brings about the agony of slave trade, also served as the last point of contact between slaves and their lands before they were put on big ships and sent to work on farms in America. As the name suggests, no slave who step on the bridge ever returned home.
7. The Amalgamation House, Ikot Abasi
Do you know the real facts embedded in history of Nigeria ? If No, this is the opportunity to see some facts for yourself. The amalgamation house was the seat of government during the colonial era. It was located in Ikot Abasi local government in Akwa Ibom state. This is the building, Lord Luggard stay and decreed the amalgamation of the northern and southern protectorates. This is also the building building in which General Olusegun Obasanjo (the former commanding officer of the Nigerian Army) and General Phillip Effiong of the Biafran Army signed the declaration of cease-fire that ended the Nigerian civil war in January 1970.
8. Ibom Hall, Uyo
Ibom hall is a government multi-purpose hall for event, meeting, reception and more. The hall has played host to a number of important events such as Christmas Carols Festival, political events and lots more.
9. Ibeno Beach, Ibeno
Ibeno beach is the longest beach in West Africa. The soothing feel of its breeze joined with the constant roaring water sound makes Ibeno beach one place that is a must visit for everyone.
10. Ibom Plaza, Uyo
Ibom plaza is a tourist attraction that was built in 2001 was built to provide relaxation for both locals as well as visitors. Ibom plaza is a beautiful place that accommodates shopping Malls, medical centre, bustling business centres, parking lots, game centres, art shops and eating centres for families and friends to spend their leisure mostly on Christmas.