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​SUSPENDED LAKE: ADO AWAYE

Thursday, January 24, 2019
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Nature is truly unadulterated perfection. There is something about it that is entirely wholesome and leaves us stunned. From falls that are breathtaking to mountains that go sky-high - natural sights continue to be major points for tourist attractions.

Ado Awaye in Oyo state, Nigeria is one of such wonders of nature. This suspended lake is the only one that exists in Africa and what’s more? There are only two suspended lakes in the world.

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Oyo state boasts of this body of water atop a mountain that is a rare sight in the entire world. This only serves to boost its selling points as a major tourist location and must-see spot. Located on the Iyake Mountains, the journey from levelled ground to the mountains is a strain, but the Ado Awaye suspended lake is worth all the trouble.

Commonly referred to as the Iyake Lake named after the mountains that house it, this natural body has no known depth as it has proven difficult to be deciphered. The indigenes of Ado Awaye have thrilling myths about the lake and the mountains but tourists are drawn in by both the excitement and wonder.

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Surrounding the Iyake Lake is a foot-shaped hollow, which many believe to be a channel to the lake and the elephant tree, which takes the replica of an elephant’s face.

Ado Awaye is a resource generating tourist attraction but more than that, it is a wonder and a beauty to behold!

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