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About Kumasi

Kumasi is a city in the south of Ghana. It's the one with the fort, the hat museum, the cultural centre and the Prempeh II Jubilee Museum. That gives you a dash of history and culture, but outside the CBD you'll find the most beautiful vegetation. Blooms and plants everywhere. Why? Well, Kumasi is a 300 mile stretch above the equator and sits in a rain forest region. 

Photo by Tobias Eigen

Kumasi is the industrial, commercial and cultural capital of Asanteman.

Photo by ZSM

The Kumasi central market is one of the city's highlights. Definitely don't miss out on an opportunity to visit it and taste the fresh fruit and vegetables if you have the chance.

Photo by ZSM

These are traditional beads made by the Kumasi locals and sold at the market. You'll find this style of bracelet throughout Ghana.

Photo by ZSM

Meet Kumasi's Peace Pole. They hoisted the structure up on 21 September 2007 (International Day of Peace) at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.

Photo by Darkone

A visit to Kumasi will unravel the long and proud history of the city, its war and how it's managed to cling to it's royal city title.

If you're the kind of traveller who enjoys experiencing different cultures and nature, then you're really going to lap up a trip to the "Garden City".


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