ASHANTI REGION : CAPITAL CITY – KUMASI

ASHANTI REGION : CAPITAL CITY – KUMASI

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Manhyia Palace And Museum


This is the official residence of the Asantehene. Its large courtyard and museum hold statues of past great kings and queens of the Asante Kingdom.

The Crafts Of Ashanti

The crafts villages surrounding Kumasi include: Bonwire – (18km NE of Kumasi) Kente weaving Pankrono- (3km N of Kumasi) Pottery Ahwiaa (6km N of Kumasi) Wood carvings Ntonso – Adinkra cloth making Asuofia/Asamang (Barakese Road) bead making Ampabame Krofrom (10km from Ahodwo) Brass smithing, Goldsmiths and Silversmiths can be seen in Kumasi.

Komfo Anokye Sword
The ‘unmovable’ Sword of the Komfo Anokye remains in the grounds of the Okomfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, where he pushed it. It is believed the Okomfo pronounced that no one would be able to remove the sword, and so it has remained in spite of many attempts.

ATTRACTIONS & EXCURSIONS

Kumasi is the capital of the Asante kingdom and the local highlights are:
• Centre for National Culture
• The Prempeh II Jubilee Museum
• Kumasi Fort & Military Museum
• Kejetia Market
• Kumasi Zoo
• Traditional Street sculptures
• University of Science and Technology