Mud mosque Bani Burkina Faso Africa by Jim O'BrienBani is famous for its hilltop mud mosques © Jim O’Brien

Arguably one of the most memorable villages in the country, Bani is famous for its hilltop mud mosques, which controversially face the opposite direction to Mecca.

To some visitors, Bani is one of the most memorable villages in the country, with its stunning collection of hilltop mud mosques. Others feel the entire town is reaching out for the tourist ticket in the most crass of ways. While it’s true that on arrival you are likely to be somewhat swamped by children asking for cadeaux, the story behind the mosques that ring the town is fascinating.

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