Ashanti Region Tourist Sites

Kumasi is the capital city of the Asante (Ashanti) kingdom and the local attractions are:

  • The Manhyia Palace Museum

Manhyia Palace, Kumasi Ghana

  • Prempeh II Jubilee Museum
  • Kejetia Market – believed to be the biggest market in West Africa

Kejetia Market, Kumasi, Ghana

  • Kumasi Military Museum

Military Museum, Kumasi Ghana


The Crafts of the Ashanti

The craft villages surrounding Kumasi include:

• Bonwire – 18km NE of Kumasi – Kente Weaving
• Pankronu – 3km N of Kumasi – pottery
• Ahwiaa – 6km N of Kumasi – wood carvings
• Ntonsu 10km from Kumasi – Adinkra cloth making
• Asuofua/Asamang-Barakese Road – bead making


The Natural Attractions of Ashanti

There are many undisturbed natural attractions. The following locations are great for trekking:

  • Bobiri Forest Reserve – 35 km South East of Kumasi
  • Atwia Rock Formations – 40 km from Kumasi
  • Owabi Bird Santuary – 23 km North West of Kumasi

Owabi Wildlife Sanctuary, Ghana

  • Bomfobiri Wildlife Santuary – 50 km from Kumasi

Bomfobiri Wildlife Sanctuary, Ghana


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