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This belt regroups three administrative regions namely the West (Bafoussam), North West (Bamenda) and part of the South West (Buea). It is characterized by its relief of high plateaus and mountains. It is the seat of great traditional civilisations which is materialised by the presence of extensive chiefdoms, from where it gets the title of the “Cultural capital of Cameroon”. Based on these two characteristics, one can discover among others:
- The Bamboutos Mountains
- The Bapit Mountains
- The historic chiefdoms of the peoples of the West and their multiple components (the fondoms of Mankon, Bafut, Nkwen, and Nso, the chiefdoms of Bandjoun, Bapa, Baham, Bafoussam, Baleng, etc.).
- The caves and rock of Tougui
- The Bamoun sultanate and its museum
- The sacred huts of Batoufam
- The Mouankeu falls
- The home of the eight deities in Bamenka
- The artisan village of Djisse
- The Metche waterfalls
- Hiking in the Djutitsa tea plantations
- The Mamy Water Falls
- Lake Petpenoun
- Lake Awing
- Lake Baleng
- Several art and craft centres
- Museums: the museum of civilizations in Dschang, the museum in Mankon, the museum in Bafut.
- Funeral ceremonies.