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Ikogosi Warm and Cold Spring

Ikogosi warm spring is located in Ekiti west Local Government area of Ekiti state Nigeria. The spring is surrounded beautifully with natural and rich vegetation.

Flowing alongside the warm spring is a cold spring, converging and maintaining their thermal properties. These attributes make the spring a tourist attraction in Nigeria. Research has it that the warm spring has a temperature of about 70oC at the source and 37oC at the confluence. The springs sprout out and flow with a constant temperature and volume all-year round.

A myth surrounding the origin and discovery of the Warm and Cold Spring is that the warm and cold springs were the two wives of a great hunter. One of his wives was said to be temperamental while the other was a quiet woman. One day, the two wives had a fight and after being rebuked by their husband, the temperamental wife changed to the warm spring while the quiet one turned to the cold spring.

Ikogosi Spring is known for its unique curative power. It is widely-believed to have some kind of therapeutic effect which relieves body aches and all sorts of ailments.

It is definitely a tourist attraction and lots of tourists visiting the place take advantage of the large warm water swimming pool provided for this purpose and other recreational needs.





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