Pythons Temple

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  • Address: Ouidah, Benin
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  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids

This queer temple located in Ouidah is dedicated to Pythons. It consists of a sacred tree, which is believed to be centuries old. In addition to this, it is home to a number of pythons, and visitors can freely interact with them. They can pet the giant beasts, and take pictures too. Here, the pythons are worshipped because they are considered holy, and an ancient folk story states that a python was instrumental in helping a king against invaders. Visit this place to experience the unusual and unique worshipping practice.

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  • Pythons Temple Address: Ouidah, Benin
  • Pythons Temple Timing: 24-hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Ouidah include Pythons Temple in their plan

  • 94.12% of people start their Pythons Temple visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Pythons Temple

Monday, Thursday and Sunday

50% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Pythons Temple

People normally club together Sacred Forest and Ouidah Museum Of History (portuguese Fort) while planning their visit to Pythons Temple.

People also prefer to start their day with Pythons Temple.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Pythons Temple Reviews & Ratings

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  • The Pythons Temple is one of the main tourist attraction in this small town. For about a Dollar, visitors can hold and have the Python placed round their necks for pictures. Inside the abode of the serpents is chilling and several of them is seen either huddled together at a corner or slithering around. At the exit of the temple are crafts shops where one can buy anything from bangles, headrest to replicas of classical voodoo effigies.

  • It was a great experience. We were walked through the historical and cultural value of the temple and the phytons. We also got to hold them, they were warm and calm. There are over 100 phytons inside, according to them, they aren't poisonous nor do they attack humans.

  • It's a very interesting and exciting place

  • Yep! Pythons!! And you can get one strung around your neck!! And here the story of their worship!!!

  • I guide Andrew Stinavage and Pasquel it was a great moment I remembered and they enjoyed it

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