Kumasi is the second biggest city in Ghana and the ancestral and current home of the Ashanti people. It is a magnificent city with various exciting experiences. The keys tourist experiences in this city include exploring nature, artistry, history, and the rich culture.
Rattray Park in Kumasi
Rattray Park is a peaceful place where you can relax and break from the daily routines and activities. This Park is ranked among the best recreational areas in Ghana. It is among the newest tourist attractions in Kumasi city. The Rattery Park is a beautiful spot for family holidays or picnics. It has an artificial lake, a children’s playground, a six square meter dancing fountain, and a golf cart.
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Experience a cooler Environment
Kumasi city experiences the rainforest climates dues to its beautiful locations, and therefore it is ever raining and green. The Owabi Wildlife Sanctuary, the KNUST Botanical Gardens, and the Rattray parks are situated in Kumasi city. You can start by relaxing and enjoying the fantastic environment at the Botanical gardens before proceeding to Rattray Park and the wildlife sanctuary.
Visit the Ntoso Adinkra Village
Ntoso Adinkra Village is the only place where tourists and other locals can pick some local handcrafts. The government sponsors the village. At this village, tourists learn about the Adinkra symbols and pictorial symbols linked to the Akan Culture. The symbols signify perceptions of the Akan people.
Kumasi is the home of Akan Culture.
Visiting, you’ll get a chance to explore the history of the profoundly rooted society. The Empire of Ashanti people brands his household in a new palace next to the former Manhyia Palace, which is currently used as a museum. The Shows and Artifacts organized by Ashanta give tourists a chance to learn about the Anglo-Ashanti War, the golden stool, and all the kings and queens of the Akan People.
Participate in the Akwasidae Festival
The Akwasidae Festival is held after every six weeks by the Ashanti people and chiefs. The festival involves drumming, dancing, and eating special meals such as mashed yams reflecting the Akan Calendar divided into nine weeks of six weeks. During the traditional Processions, the Asantehene is usually carried by a cart. After the processions by the Asantehene, he holds a meeting with the sub-chiefs and a durbar at the Manhiya Palace.
Discover the art and history of the Kente Cloth
For so many years, the Kente Cloths have been famous textile linked to the Akan people. It is usually knit on hand-operated looms with beautiful colors and heavy cotton. The kente cloth is commonly worn during special days such as festivals by the chiefs and other leaders in the society. The Adanwonase Kente Cloth and Tourism village houses the kente cloths. There are several guides who are ready to explain the entire history of this beautiful cloth.
It has a fascinating Crater Lake.
Lake Bosumtwi is the only natural lake in Ghana with over one million years of age. It is a fascinating and calm site in Kumasi City. It is among the natural wonders in Ghana that originated when an asteroid of around 6.5 miles in width fell. The residents of this region believe that the dead souls go to the lake to say goodbye to one of the Akan gods.
Explore the Kejetia Market
Kejetia Market is commonly known as the Kumasi Central Market, and it is the largest market in West Africa. The market has around 11,000 stalls, and a large population works in this market. Household items, clothing, shoes, foodstuffs, fabric, and batik are major items sold here. Visiting this market will allow you to interact with the local people and purchase amazing and quality staff at affordable prices.
Visit the Ashanti Craft Villages of Kumasi
Most top handicraft workers are part of the Ashanti Crafts business, such as the Kente Cloth weaving, wood carving, brass smiting, pottery making, and glass bead making. You get a chance to see how the clothes are made and acquire them at a low price from the sources.