Bangui - the capital of the Central African Republic
Interesting fact - the capital of the Central AfricanRepublic, the city of Bangui, was born in 1889 thanks to the French colonialists. Their aim was one - the construction of a military post in their own colony, which bore the name of Ubangi-Shari, later the post was renamed Kubango-Shari.
Currently, the capital entrusted to Banguistatus. Unfortunately, the ongoing civil war and economic collapse have put the city on the penultimate place in the list of the worst cities in the world. The main city of the Central African Republic was able to overtake Baghdad only, and then only in connection with certain events.
The name of the capital of the Central African RepublicBangui translates quite simply meaning "thresholds". On the one hand, the military post became a transit point for the French army. On the other hand, the city is located on the Ubangi River, which is famous for the real thresholds, greatly restricting navigation in the region.
Culinary map Bangui quite extensive. There was a place for little bars and chic restaurants. According to the experts, catering CAR capital can be divided into three types:
- restaurants, focused on French cuisine;
- national restaurants, practitioners, for example, Chinese or Lebanese cuisine;
- African restaurants, popular with patriotic locals.
Therefore, in principle, the tourists coming to the Central African Republic and its capital, there is a gastronomic choice.
Probably, such a definition can be givenCentral Market (Marché Centrale), which is located in the heart of the capital, in close proximity to the river port. This market has its own atmosphere, very reminiscent of the famous bazaars, but with a truly African flavor. Indeed, the majority of buyers and sellers - this is the locals.
Tourists hiking on the market - a kindDive into the atmosphere of the town, with its bustling, noisy and crowded. In addition, you can buy national souvenirs, including ebony, African collection of butterflies and gold jewelry.
Its Arc de Triomphe
This architectural object is referred to as the mainlocal attractions. Arch erected in the center of the city in 1977, when the government was one of the most eccentric of African leaders, known as Emperor Bokassa I.