6 places worth visiting in Kumasi

If you’re a foreigner in Ghana or a Ghanaian looking to travel the country, Kumasi is a very beautiful destination to consider.

Kumasi is the capital of the Ashanti region of Ghana. It is located in the rain forest region near Lake Bosomtwe.

It is home to several beautiful destinations for travellers.

1. Manhyia Palace Museum

The Manhyia Palace Museum is one of the historical sites in Kumasi.

Visitors to the site will learn about the rich history of the Ashanti Kingdom. Artefacts of war from colonial times are also there to be seen.

2. Lake Bosomtwe

Combine a boat ride on Lake Bosomtwe with a horseback riding experience by booking this tour. Your guide will meet you in Kumasi in an air-conditioned vehicle and take you out to the lake, where you’ll take a guided boat tour.

You’ll then head to a local horse stable for a bit of horseback riding before returning to your departure point.

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3. Bonwire Kente Tourist Centre

Bonwire village has been a famous place for people to visit because that’s where the world-known Kente was invented.

They give the story of how it came about and the meaning of the kente.

Visit this site to explore different Kente designs while learning what goes into making the sophisticated cloths.

4. Okomfo Anokye Sword Site

Visit this site to see the famous irremovable sword of one of the most prominent figured in Ashanti history, Okomfo Anokye.

5. Kumasi Zoological Gardens

The Kumasi Zoo has about 40 different species of animals, with individual animals numbering over 135.

A notable feature is the thousands of bats that rest on trees in the zoo. Visit the site to catch a glimpse of nature.

6. Rattray Park

Rattray Park is one of the most popular destinations in Kumasi.

It is a social event centre where people go to have fun with family and friends.

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You can book your slots for these places online before arrival.

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