Kumasi Travel Guide

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Kejetia Station/market

Kejetia Station/market

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Kumasi is the heart of Ashanti country. The palace of the Ashantehene (Ashanti king) now functions as one of the largest cultural centres and is the biggest tourist attractions in town.

Other sights include an old fort, one of the countries major universities, the zoo and the lively central market. Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital where the Okomfo( Chief Priest) Anokye's sword is located also attract numerous visitors.

Kumasi is an excellent base for exploring the North of Ghana. It is situated in the middle of Ghana with Gateways to the Brong Ahafo, and Northern Regions of Ghana. It has a good tourist infrastructure with many accommodation facilities and restaurants. It is also a major travel hub. Bonwire, Owabi Wildlife Resort and Lake Bosumtwi are good daytrips.

If you visit Lake Bosumtwi try to have a look at RAinbow Garden Village Guesthouse. A very nice Guesthouse with Restaurant layed on the shore of the lake.

From Accra you may gt to Kumasi by land or by air. It is about three and half hour drve by bus to Kumasi. Coaches from the State Transport Corporation, Private ervices such as O.A. Travel from the central part of Accra cost about $12 dollars in local currency, the cedi.

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February 22, 2005 change by obsidian

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