Cultural & Tourism in Burkina Faso

Culture and handicrafts are major contributors to the development of travel and tourism in Burkina Faso. The country has a strong tradition of modern arts and crafts, such as woodcarvings, jewelery and pottery. Artists and tourists from around the world are also drawn to the Burkinabé cultural festivals, such as FESPACO (Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou), SIAO (International Art & Craft Fair) and FESTIMA (International Arts and Masks Festival). Visitors are also attracted to cultural and tourist sites, such as the Ruins of Loropeni and Laongo, the village of granite sculpture.

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