Predominantly Muslim, Foumban is a great contrast to the rest of southwestern Cameroon. If you’re heading north, this is the first place you’ll hear the call to prayer. Home to the Bamoun people, it’s also a great centre for Cameroonian handicrafts. Tabaski is a great time to be in Foumban, when horse races and parades mark the end of Ramadan.
The Grande Marché is a warren of narrow stalls and alleys leading to a square where the Grande Mosquée faces the palace. Wednesday and Saturday are the biggest market days.
Last updated: Feb 17, 2009
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