Tourist Sites And Attractive Places In The Ashanti Region of Ghana

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  • Tourist sites and attractive places in the Ashanti Region of Ghana
  • These are some of the most beautiful places of relaxation and excursion anyone should visit while in the Ashanti Region of Ghana

The Ashanti Region is located in south Ghana and is the third largest of 16 administrative regions of the country, occupying a total land surface of 24,389 km² or 10.2 percent of the total land area of Ghana. The people of the region are notable for the Asante Twi language.

  • In this article, samples some of the attractive and must-visit places in the region for any tourist.

1. Lake Bosomtwe

Lake Bosumtwi is the only natural lake in Ghana. It is situated within an ancient impact crater that is about 10.5 kilometers in diameter. The lake is about 30 km south-east of Kumasi the capital of Ashanti and is a popular recreational area. There are about 30 villages near Lake Bosumtwi, with a combined population of about 70,000. The most popular amongst the villages where tourists usually settle is the Abono community.

Lake Bosomtwi View     Image Source: Touring Ghana

2. Manhiya Palace Museum

Manhyia Palace Museum is a historical museum located in Kumasi and situated within the Manhyia Palace of the Ashanti Kingdom. First established in 1925 as a private residence for Asantehene Agyeman Prempeh I, the Museum currently provides fair insight into the culture of Ashantiland and Ghana’s cultural legacy from before its colonization by Great Britain. It primarily serves “to commemorate own kings, queens, and leaders and to communicate the riches of their history and culture to future generations”.
Manhyia Palace Museum     Image Source: MyLittle Adventure

3. Kumasi Zoological Gardens

The Kumasi Zoo is a zoo located in the heart of Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. The zoo occupies a 1.5-square-kilometer area between the Kejetia Bus Terminal, the old racecourse, and the Kumasi Centre for National Culture.

Kumasi Zoological Garden
Kumasi Zoological Garden         Image Source: Wikimedia Commons

4. Owabi Wildlife Sanctuary And Owabi Dam

Owabi Wildlife Sanctuary located in Kumasi, Ghana is home to many butterflies, over 140 species of birds, monkeys, and the more reclusive bushpig, bushbuck, and antelope. There are about 161 kinds of birds. Owabi Wildlife Sanctuary, Kumasi can also be suitable for arranging picnics and bird watching.

owabi wildlife sanctuary
Owabi Wildlife Sanctuary       Image Source: JetSanza

5. Centre For National Culture

The Centre For National Culture is a designated national property that keeps the historical representation of the country. Located in the rich cultural city of Kumasi, it has become the best place to learn about the Ghanaians past, traditions, and crafts.

Centre For National Culture Artifacts
Centre For National Culture Artifacts      Image Source: Time Out

Other places of interest include:

  • Armed Forces Museum
  • Prempeh II Jubilee Museum
  • Okomfo Anokye Sword Site

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