Cour royale de Tiébélé
Cour royale de Tiébélé is part of the Tentative list of Burkina Faso in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.
Click here for a short description of the site, as delivered by the state party.
- ●● Tentative
The coordinates shown for all tentative sites were produced as a community effort. They are not official and may change on inscription.
Visited March, 2014. Easily access from Po via local public transport (although apart from market days you will have to wait - other possibility is a motorbike).
Chief's compound is located a bit from village center, there is an entrance fee (2000 CFA + obligatory guide - negotiate hadr as that may be overpriced - I paid another 2000 CFA for around 1 hour walk. It is not possible to make pictures even from outside without buing a ticket.
The site itself is not very well maintained nor preserved and comparing to other similar areas (Koutammakou, Tongo-Tenguzuk in Ghana) is very small, just a single compound covering approximately 30 houses including those distroyed.
There is a possibility of finding accommodation in Tiebele, around one km from the site (nice local hotel there are built in the style of local mud houses.