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BANDJOUN PALACE

BANDJOUN PALACE

It was a long journey to the West Region from Douala. With a few stops on the road and the slowness of the car due to the nature of the road we got to Bandjoun at about 03:00 PM. Our vehicle drove us to the Bandjoun Palace giving us the possibility to visit it. It is one of the great palaces in the West Region of Cameroon,and history has it that the palace was created in the 17th century. Due to the richness of its culture and history, this palace has always stood up amongst other chiefdoms in the region. Our journey to the west region of Cameroon was blessed with this visit to the Bandjoun Palace and its sacred hut.

The Bandjoun Kingdom has had over 14 kings since its creation and to ascend the throne, one must be a member of the royal family. A visit to the sacred hut offers every lover of culture additional knowledge, as you get to learn about notables, enthronement, the meaning of different animals, secret societies, religions… We were excited with this visit and continued our journey up Bafoussam with hope of continuing to Foumban.

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