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    The Benin Cultural Heritage Tourist Complex

    BCHC PERMANENT SITE, BENIN BYE-PASS EXPRESS ROAD, UTEKON, NEAR OLUKU, OVIA NORTH EAST LGA, EDO STATE, NIGERIA


The Benin Cultural Heritage Tourist Complex


Bchc Permanent Site, Benin Bye-Pass Express Road, Utekon, Near Oluku, Ovia North East Lga, Edo State, Nigeria.

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Entrance Gate

This includes a dual carriage way, a moat, a decorated wall with motifs, (two) bridges and 2 (two) security houses.


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Queen Idia Head

A gigantic Queen Idia head (FESTAC 77 insignia) 8.6m high 3.2m broad (28.2fr x 10.5ft) in size. It welcomes the visitors to the centre.


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Administrative Building

This is the building around the main auditorium. It is a two storey building, having 4 conference halls, hall of fame, library, archive, offices, etc.


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Main Auditorium

Designed to reflect the 14th century Benin Architecture with towers 41.3m (135.5ft) high. It has a 35000 capacity.


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Amphi-Theatre (Open Air) I

It has a 10000 seating capacity.


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Art Galler

Designed to the shape of ADA (Benin Sword). It is a two storey building with 2 floors for permanent exhibition and the ground floor for temporary exhibition.


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Museum

Designed to the shape of EBEN (Benin Ceremonial Sword). It is a two storey building with Eghodo (Benin Court yard).


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The Heritage Hotel

It has 110 Standard rooms and 40 suites, a swimming pool, lawn tennis and squash courts and spacious car park which provides accommodation for tourists and researches.


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Children Amusement Park

Which includes amusement equipment, dummy cards, aeroplanes, etc.


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Sculptural Garden

It is a garden with stones, ceramics, and iron metal and bronze sculptures of arts.


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Herbal Garden

Contains various African herbs for food and medicine.


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Fish Pond/Aqua Culture

With wide varieties of fishes and small canoe for fishing.


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Craft Hut (7 Nos)

Where bronze, wood, ivory, ceramics, textile, stones, and iron works are produced for sales.


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Staff Quarter

Accommodation for staff.


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Maintenance Workshop and Stores

For storage and repairs of complex equipment.


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African Kitchen

Where purely African dishes are prepared and served.